Stonehugger Cemetery Restoration in the News (current)

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Editor's Pick, Kathy Linton
Danville Optimists sponsor war memorial cleaning (95K pdf)
The Hendricks County Flyer; Avon, Indiana; April 5, 2017
Danville Optimists sponsor war memorial cleaning (1.1M pdf)
Danville Optimists sponsor war memorial cleaning (link)
The Flyer Group Online; Avon, Indiana; March 29, 2017

Editor, The Republican
War Memorial Gets Cleaning (83K pdf)
The Republican; Hendricks County, Indiana; March 30, 2017

Kibbey, Ben
Restoring History: Groups Focusing on Pioneer Cemeteries (345K pdf)
Restoring history: Groups Focusing on Pioneer Cemeteries (link)
Brown County Democrat; Brown County, Indiana; October 17, 2016

The Caroline Scott Harrison Chapter, NSDAR held a rededication ceremony to celebrate their restoration of a 100 year old monument the chapter had gifted to the State of Indiana in 1916. Stonehugger Cemetery Restoratoin was contracted to restore this monument in preparation for this program. The monument is located on the south lawn of the statehouse grounds and was dedicated to the National Road. The ceremony began in the beautiful south atrium of the Indiana Statehouse. Mr. Danny Lopez, Chief of Staff for Lt. Governor brought greetings on behalf of the State of Indiana and Indianapolis Mayor Joseph Hogsett brought greetings on behalf of the City of Indianapolis. Indiana DAR State Regent Lois Huntington brought greetings on behalf of Indiana DAR. Indiana Bicentennial Executive Director Perry Hammock and Executive Director of the Indiana National Road Association Michael Flowers were key speakers for the event. NSDAR National Vice Chair of Historic Preservation Elaine Sholty also addressed the audience on the importance of maintaining the monuments and historic markers for future generations. In attendance were over 20 descendants of the original civic leaders who attended the event in 1916. The descendants were from Arizona, Florida,South Carolina, Bloomington, Greencastle, and Indianapolis. The ceremony continued outside, where the descendants removed an American flag originally flown over Mt Vernon, recreating the 1916 Mt Vernon flag unveiling of the monument. INDAR State Regent Huntington and Caroline Scott Harrison Regent Priscilla Austgen placed a wreath in memory and to honor the 1916 civic and DAR leaders who originally placed the DAR National Road monument. A Tea reception was held at the CSH chapter house after the event for all guests and DAR members.

Indianapolis, Indiana; September 9, 2016

Johnson, Eric; DeKalb Township Supervisor
4 Part Video Series on Township’s Role in Cemetery Restoration (video links on my misc videos page)
DeKalb Township; DeKalb, Illinois; September 23, 2016

During a May 2014 restoration project at the City Cemetery in South Bend, Indiana, Stonehugger personnel had the priviledge of cleaning and restoring the monument of, Schuyler Colfax, the 17th Vice President of the United States. Vice President Colfax was born March 23, 1823 and died January 13, 1885. He was a United States Representative from Indiana (1855–1869), Speaker of the House of Representatives (1863–1869), and the 17th Vice President of the United States (1869–1873) under President Ulysses S. Grant. Schuyler Colfax monument restoration
Pictured left and right, the before and after restoration images. Center is Schuyler Colfax. Additional information on Schuyler Colfax available at the Biographical Data of the United States Congress web site.

Ashley, Tim; Associate Editor of The Mail-Journal
Silver Lake historic cemetery undergoes restoration (212K pdf)
Stacey Page Online; Kosciusko County, Indiana; August 27, 2013

Campbell, Holly; Multiplatform Journalist
100-year-old headstones renovated in Buck Creek (link)
WLFI, TV-18; West Lafayette, Indiana; August 23, 2013

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