Volunteers Find 700 Unmarked Graves in Grand Island, Nebraska, Cemetery

Posted by Jean-Yves on Nov 2, 2018

A group of volunteers with the Hall and Merrick County Historical Societies are spending a lot of time in a cemetery, and not just for Halloween.

People with both societies have been working with Hall County to find unmarked graves in the East Grand Island Cemetery. They initially thought they would find about 40 graves, but have uncovered about 700 so far.

“The first day we were out there we were armed with about 24 crosses that we thought we were going to put on the graves,” said Michelle Setlik, a board member with the Hall County Historical Society. “When we started walking the cemetery we kept getting hit after hit after hit after hit. That first day we had about 150 graves that we found.”

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