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Board Member takes on a forgotten family cemetery

After discovering her ancestors were buried in a neglected cemetery used for decades as a garbage dump, one Bradenton woman set out to restore, and reflect upon, her heritage. Author and historical activist Peggy Donoho has a new purpose in life-preserving forgotten history, especially when it comes to her ancestors. Donoho recently finished restoring a
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Manatee County Historical Society makes new discoveries

The hard thing about preserving history is that it’s often scattered all over the place. Relics of Manatee County’s first settlers exist in the attics, basements and closets of relatives and even organizations that inherited these treasures for one reason or another. An old vault located in a closet at the Manatee United Methodist
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