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Huston Township Cemetery Sparks Interest

A long narrow strip of dark soil in the middle of what is now a corn field in Huston Township is causing a stir of different sorts for two men.

For Jim Snyder, president of the Blair County Genealogical Society, the Dilling Cemetery located on what is now the Brent and Betsy Baker farm, a stone’s throw from the Smithfield Church, is the latest in a growing list of undiscovered or forgotten small graveyards. For Allen Edwards, it is the beginning of a multi-year restoration project.

“These small family-owned cemeteries are something you used to see on many farms,” said Snyder as he paced along...


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