Contact Us

Minnesota Archaeologist Investigates Vanished Cemetery

inkknife_2000,flickr

HERMAN (AP) — Minnesota’s state archaeologist is investigating the disappearance of a pioneer cemetery near Herman.

Scott Anfinson says he used Department of Natural Resources aerial photos and satellite mapping to confirm that the Boerner family cemetery was gone.

Anfinson says he drove by the site recently and clearly could see the changes.

Anfinson was notified not long after the cemetery’s disappearance was reported to the Grant County sheriff.

The sheriff was called after members of the family discovered that trees had been cleared and tombstones moved.

Sheriff Dwight Walvatne says there’s no indication that the graves themselves were disturbed.

Anfinson says there is a public record of the cemetery, which dates to the late 1800s. He says he’ll likely return in the spring to help restore the cemetery.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

More News from WJON

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wjon.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on AM 1240 WJON quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on AM 1240 WJON quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!