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7:35am

Fri August 8, 2014
Commentary

Gary Borders: Courthouse restoration is a labor of love for Long Islander

The Franklin County Courthouse in Mt. Vernon, Texas, is being carefully restored to its 1912 grandeur.
Credit Gary Borders

Commentator Gary Borders visits the Franklin County Courthouse and finds the 102-year-old structure is being brought back to life by a true craftsman.

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9:05am

Thu January 3, 2013
Local

Carthage, Texas, man overhauls forgotten cemeteries

E.J. Adams, 81, restores cemeteries in Panola County. He stands by cedar logs that were part of the original fencing at Gary Family Cemetery in Carthage.
Credit Chris Keating

E.J. Adams of Carthage, Texas, spends his days cleaning up forgotten cemeteries. He uses an age-old technique to locate unmarked graves. Dowsing rods guide him as he slowly treads through the cemeteries. He began cemetery cleanup work in 2005. That’s when he restored his family’s cemetery, and he couldn’t stop at just one. Today, his process is streamlined and comprehensive.

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