Grave robbers are back

May 1986
Yankee;May86, Vol. 50 Issue 5, p78
Modern grave robbers are not after fresh bodies, but after gravestones and gravestone fragments, which are sold to folk art collectors as the earliest examples of American sculpture. As a result, people like Alfred Fredette of Scotland, CT, who have led the fight for stronger gravestone protective legislation, are acting as one-person armies to protect their local historic cemeteries.


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