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FAIRVIEW CEMETERY RECEIVES HISTORIC TEXAS CEMETERY DESIGNATION

Lipscomb, Tx June 16, 2004

The designation, reserved for cemeteries that are at least 50 years old and deemed worthy of preservation for their historic associations, means an Affidavit of Designation for Cemetery Purposes has been issued to the Fairview Cemetery and it has been recorded in the Lipscomb County Clerk's office.

"The designation is a tool that will increase public awareness of these important cultural resources. Such awareness and education are among the best ways to guarantee the preservation of a cemetery," said Larry Oaks, executive director of THC.

Cemeteries hold valuable historical information. They are often the last reminders of early settlements' historical events, religious beliefs, lifestyles and genealogy.

"Historic cemeteries serve as directories of early residents and reflect the cultural influences that helped shape our state's communities," said Oaks. "The Historic Texas Cemetery designation program helps bring attention to these community treasures and the importance of their preservation."



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