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Cemetery culture lives

Historians document inhabitants ofarea’s ethnic burialgrounds
Larissa Espinosa, 3, walks past graves in La Boca Cemetery during a visit with her grandmother, Lucy Stewart. The site, which is accessed through La Boca Ranch, is being documented by the San Juan Mountains Association.
Lucy Stewart and Lester McCoy talk about the status of the graves in La Boca Cemetery. At left is Stewart’s granddaughter Maya Espinosa, 5.
Lucy Stewart with her granddaughters Maya, 5, and Larissa Espinosa, 3, visit La Boca Cemetery. “I used to come here with my father and grandmother to keep up the grounds,” Stewart said. “No one else seemed interested.”
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Two workshops on historic cemetery documentation are scheduled this month and in August. Each workshop consists of an orientation and three days of field work. The sessions are Wednesday and Friday through Sunday at Animas City Cemetery and Aug. 13 (for orientation) and Aug. 14-16 (field work) at Hermosa Cemetery.
Participants must call Ruth Lambert at 385-1267 to register and get further instructions. The fee is $25 for each session.

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Larissa Espinosa, 3, walks past graves in La Boca Cemetery during a visit with her grandmother, Lucy Stewart. The site, which is accessed through La Boca Ranch, is being documented by the San Juan Mountains Association.
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Lucy Stewart and Lester McCoy talk about the status of the graves in La Boca Cemetery. At left is Stewart’s granddaughter Maya Espinosa, 5.
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Lucy Stewart with her granddaughters Maya, 5, and Larissa Espinosa, 3, visit La Boca Cemetery. “I used to come here with my father and grandmother to keep up the grounds,” Stewart said. “No one else seemed interested.”
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