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Moving The Dead To Make Room For Light Rail In Charlotte

A controversy is ensuing over the possible relocation of graves from a historic cemetery to make room for a new light rail line in Charlotte, NC.
May 24, 2003, 9am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"The issue of who owns the plots in Elmwood and the smaller Pinewood Cemetery next to it could become central to a proposal to dig up about 950 of the 45,000 graves to make room for a commuter rail line. To relatives of the dead, the plan means nothing less than desecration."

Thanks to Sam Gold

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Published on Wednesday, May 21, 2003 in The New York Times
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