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Monday, January 17, 2005

Stuart graveyard is rich in black history

Almost a century of history rests with Stuart cemetery By Ana X. Ceron staff writerJanuary 17, 2005 STUART — The overseer of a small cemetery here, Richard McHardy is the ferryman who guides the dead on their last journey to the graveyard. The blue-eyed elder, the steward of a historic landmark, traverses other worlds, too. As Martin County observes a holiday commemorating the birthday of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., McHardy, the lone record-keeper at Walter Moore's Cemetery, carries the responsibility of sorting through decades-old receipts to find the final resting places of the departed in Stuart's first blacks-only burial site. Complete Story:,2545,TCP_16736_3476411,00.html


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