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Thursday, January 20, 2005

Historian works to identify slaves buried in Rhinebeck Cemetery

By Patricia Doxsey, Freeman staff A walk through the Rhinebeck Cemetery offers a glimpse of this town's prominent history and a peek at the many residents who, while helping to forge a nation, made the community their home. But tucked away behind the final resting grounds of such well-known residents as Vice President Levi P. Morton, Alice Astor and several members of the Livingston family are scores of other, less-known members of the community, who, despite their almost complete anonymity, helped shape the area. IT'S ON this half-acre plot, a grassy knoll that lies behind the main cemetery, that many of the former slaves of Rhinebeck lie. Full Story:


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