Matagorda Cemetery restoration: fixing effects of nature, time

Scotland native John McNab’s grave marker was the oldest one that received attention during this restoration work. A specialized team put the pieces together with a special epoxy glue.

    Matagorda Cemetery gravesites have withstood the rigors of time, hurricanes and other severe storms and flooding from Colorado River rises over the past 185 years. 
   But 21st century know how and technology are being used to preserve those graves and the Matagorda Cemetery Association will continue that work.
   Members of the state’s oldest organized cemetery association work ceaselessly on keeping this historic site – its first burial was in 1830 - in the best shape possible.
   Repairing 190 markers battered by time and nature is the cemetery’s latest project, said George Deshotels, the association’s treasurer.
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