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Rest in peace, unless the cemetery closes

Rest in peace, unless the cemetery closes

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Sometimes, buried bodies can't rest in peace. 

As St. Louis grew, congregations formed new cemeteries, and sometimes had to move old ones.

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Roosevelt High School, in south St. Louis, was built on the grounds of a former cemetery; stories that the building is haunted continue to be told. During the construction of Ikea, off Vandeventer, workers found a long-forgotten grave from a long-forgotten cemetery.

And one city park is the site of an old cemetery. 

This was originally published in October 2018.
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