Kenny Kleinpeter

Historical Sites
12:00 am
Thu April 19, 2012

Neglected Louisiana Graveyards Face Continued Disrepair

Kenny Kleinpeter at Highland Historic Cemetery in Baton Rouge. (Tegan Wendland/WRKF)

Baton Rouge's historic cemeteries are part of the backdrop of everyday life here. You probably drive past them on your way home from work or see the above-ground tombs when you drop your kid off at school. But many of the state's graveyards have been beaten up by hurricanes and other natural disasters, and remain in a stunning state of disrepair. In fact, as WRKF's Tegan Wendland reports, there are few resources to keep them from crumbling away.

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