Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Seven Star Cemetery in Temple, no longer abandoned

Once abandoned and overgrown with grass, the Seven Star Cemetery now has folks who care.

TEMPLE, Texas — For years the Seven Star Cemetery was ignored, unclaimed by anyone until a small group of people decided to take responsibility for a place that holds forgotten souls and lost history.

Bishop J.A. Tolbert, a pastor at Eagles Wings Ministries in Temple, has been working with the Central Texas Juneteenth Committee to save the narrow stretch of land that lies along 14th Street.

Before he began, the plot of land was overgrown with tall grass, abandoned for years. Now cut and clean, the Seven Star Cemetery showcases graves that whisper stories from history that otherwise would have been lost.

Read full article from the Houston Chronicles' chron.com