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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The Baby Triangle Cemetery Receives A Dedication

A cemetery dedication on the west side for nearly 300 babies that died between 1940 and 1958.

Adults and students attending a dedication at the Baby Triangle in Cedar Hill cemetery.

Former cemetery executive director Star Dashwood tells CHSJ News she got involved in improving the area back in 2007.

She says the babies in these graves would be premature and stillborn and at the time money was scarce so the children often didn't get a headstone.

Grade 7 students at Barnhill school did research on the Baby Triangle's history which they presented at the graveside ceremony today.

Student Olivia Lambert thinks the babies should have graves but some families couldn't afford it back in the 40's and 50's. 

Another student Jasmine Brown says she liked the ceremony adding she didn't expect so many people to come out.