Vandals target historic cemetery in Cleburne

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by CASEY NORTON

WFAA

Posted on November 17, 2010 at 9:35 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 17 at 10:54 PM

Old Lane Prairie Cemetery

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CLEBURNE — Vandals have damaged a historic cemetery in Cleburne.

Neighbors noticed several Civil War-era headstones knocked over last Friday at the Old Lane Prairie Cemetery. It will cost thousands of dollars to repair each damaged marker.

Another cemetery in Alvarado was also recently targeted by vandals.

Doris Lanfear of the Johnson County Cemetery Association cares for both of these and dozens of other burial grounds, and said she is too overwhelmed to keep up with all of them.

Lanfear also said she does not have the funds to pay for the repairs.

E-mail cnorton@wfaa.com

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