54 Gravestones Down In Hartwick Cemetery

54 Gravestones Down

In Hartwick Cemetery

The Hartwick Cemetery, between Wells Avenue and Route 205 at the north end of Hartwick hamlet, was a busy place tonight, as the community came out to inspect damage from a gravestone-toppling spree sometime between sundown Tuesday and sunrise today.   In all, 54 stones were reported toppled.  The good news, if there is any, is that few stones were actually broken, except a few older ones like the one in the lower right.  Many people remarked on their favorite gravestone, notably the stone tree trunk across the top, part of a grove of tree trunks.  With some muscle and backhoe sling, most of the stones can be set upright again.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
The Hartwick Cemetery, between Wells Avenue and Route 205 at the north end of Hartwick hamlet, was a busy place tonight, as the community came out to inspect damage from a gravestone-toppling spree sometime between sundown Tuesday and sunrise today. In all, 54 stones were reported toppled. The good news, if there is any, is that few stones were actually broken, except a few older ones like the one in the lower right. With some muscle and a backhoe sling, most of the stones can be set upright again.  Many people remarked on their favorite gravestone, notably the stone tree trunk across the top, part of a grove of stone stumps, and resting place of an extended family.  Many early local names – Richards, Balcom, Alger – were inscribed on the fallen markers.   (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

 


3 thoughts on “54 Gravestones Down In Hartwick Cemetery

  1. Dennis

    Very disheatened to learn vadels toppled 54 gravestones.my grandparents are buried thefe and i cant get there till august to see if i was one of the victums.really sucks but not totally suprised as todays youth some them have no reverence for such things.a guy down here drove thru a cemetary destroying crosses of miltary vets. God bless america to my dad and grandfather burird there

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