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Gravestones to be removed; process unclear

HEAVY LOAD — Larry Ealem, of Stockton, member of the Black African American Association, and Mike Contreras, owner of Stockton Monuments, carry a sample replacement tombstone after the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene.

NEGRO HILL - Larry Ealem, of Stockton, member of Black African American Association and Mike Contreras, owner of Stockton Monuments carry a tombstone after the board of supervisors meeting. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene.

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From page A1 | May 24, 2011 |

Racially offensive grave markers that have been in place since 1954 will be removed from the Mormon Island Relocation Cemetery at the west end of El Dorado County. Who will do the work, when it will be done and how the ugly chapter in history will be closed are questions yet to be answered.

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