Fix/Repair/Replace Vandalized/Old Stones, Collapsed Grave repair, and Weed control in The Historic Fairview Cemetery.
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Historic Fairview Cemetery is the resting place of over 12,000 members of the Albuquerque community. 12,000 unique life stories, some memorialized, some unmarked, some well-known, others completely unknown, but each contributing to the story of Albuquerque and Historic Fairview Cemetery.
The owners of this historic site refuse to take care of it. They refuse to allow the good people of Albuquerque to help by ignoring phone calls, emails and ignoring questions and concerns. Over the past 6 months Historic Fairview Cememtery has deteriorated severely! There are dozens of collapsed graves that have yet to be filled in, weeds have taken over, trees are dying, gravemarkers continue to be vandalized, moved and kicked over. How could a place that has Creighton M. Foraker, the last territorial marshal of New Mexico before it became a state in 1912. Foraker is credited with modernizing the function of the Marshal's Office and bringing it into the 20th century. Or Francisco Perea of New Mexico, who fought to keep his territory loyal to the Union and served a term as a Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives during the Civil War. Or Ruth Hanna Simms, chairman of the first woman’s executive committee of the Republican National Committee; active worker for the suffrage amendment from 1913 until the Constitution was amended; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-first Congress. Or the countless veterans from the Spanish American War and World War I.
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