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|Gloria Lundy||Leeds Cemetery|
Leeds section #1 was full in 1934. Therefore they open a new section of land across the road, Leeds section #2. By 1950's the section #2 was starting to get full, so the were trying to do mostly infants. Since you could bury infants 4-5 per grave. The city also put the police shooting range down the middle of the land which was separating the Black section and the White section. Yes, this section was a segregated cemetery! I quess the city felt that no one cared about this cemerty since these after all were paupers and their slick greed would go unnoticed. That was until 2008 when we discovered these cemeteries, and took action to get them protected my the Missouri State Historical office. which Missouri did. Then took the protection papers to city hall and told them,"Well, it looks like you will have to rezone these cemerties lands from light industrial to "Historical Cemetries". Which they are have admitted the their neglect and abuse from the past. They are locating all the graves, plans for a proper fence , and Memorials installed.
If anyone needs help in saving cemeteries of interests to them. Feel free to contact me,for things to do and things not to do.
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