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By Katie Teachout
The Journal 

Salem Cemetery decorated for holiday weekend

More than 80 graves located near Ralston


Last updated 5/28/2020 at 1:07pm

Katie Teachout | The Journal

Flags line the fence of Salem Cemetery, locationed about 3 miles north of Ralston. Every Memorial Day, the rural cemetery gets a facelift for the holiday.

RALSTON - The Salem Cemetery, located three miles northwest of the community, is decorated each year with flowers on each of the 80-plus graves, and flags, in time for Memorial Day.

"It's a fun project," said Randy Roth, who does most of the work himself. "A number of families still stop by and decorate their own family graves, too."

Roth, who has family members buried there from both sides of his family, organized a renovation of the fence and grounds in 2004. Descendants of those buried there pitched in, and work was completed in 2005.

The earliest date of death noted on a tombstone is 18...

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