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Cemetery mapping underway in Ritzville

More than 60 unmarked graves located

RITZVILLE – Last week, Scott Field of ViaVista Mapping began collecting field data and generating maps at the Ritzville Memorial Cemetery, a half-mile west of town on Rosenoff Road.

Founded concurrent with the town in 1887, the cemetery added "Memorial" to its name after the Great Depression in honor of American veterans.

As of Monday morning, Field had identified more than 60 unmarked burial sites in the 10.8-acre cemetery. The cemetery is divided into six sections separated by driving lanes, plus three new sections.

According to a service agreement with the city, ViaVista's mapping services...


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