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R I V E R V I E W C E M E T E R Y i n t h e N E W S

The press has given Riverview Cemetery exposure in bad times and good times. The stories have unfolded one chapter at a time. The situation at Riverview Cemetery can happen to any cemetery. Likewise, the positive impact of volunteers can also happen at other cemeteries. We hope the Riverview Cemetery story inspires the

public to think about the vulnerability of cemeteries and the resources needed to properly maintain them for future generations. Please take the next step and get involved at your favorite cemetery! Friends of Historic Riverview Cemetery will continue to welcome your volunteer efforts.

When you click on the date you will be able to view a pdf of the Riverview Cemetery news story that ran

in the News Journal, Wilmington, DE

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Residents scramble to save cemetery

July 23, 2000

No peace found at city burial ground

November 20, 2000

Cemetery owners charged

February 1, 2001

Lawmaker's plan holds cemeteries accountable

February 2, 2001

Casket search goes on

February 11, 2001

Riverview fails to find remains of husband

March 16, 2001

An oversight office to monitor the

state's cemeteries is overdue

March 18, 2001

Widow files lawsuit over lost remains

June 12, 2001

Unsafe and unsanitary Riverview Cemetery

should be cleaned up

June 25, 2001

Riverview Cemetery ceases operations

April 19, 2001

Overdue cleanup at cemetery begins

July 4, 2001

Cooperation was key to finally cleaning up

Riverview Cemetery

July 6, 2001

Book will recall those buried in Riverview

July 11, 2001

Riverview cemetery cases delayed until fall

July 24, 2001

Inmates clean city cemetery

September 14, 2001

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Sale of Riverview sought

January 14, 2002

Judge allows cemetery to be

declared abandoned

February 2, 2002

Inmates clean up cemetery

May 2, 2002

Cemetery has untold tales to tell

July 17, 2002

Excavation yields only heartache

October 2, 2002

Riverview vandalism continues

November 12, 2002

Cemetery named in lawsuit

November 30, 2002

Family seeks decent burial for ancestors

March 19, 2003

Family continues search for body

March 29, 2003

New book tells the tales behind the tombstones

September 12, 2005

Cemetery investigation continues

September 19, 2005

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