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Saturday, August 20, 2005

Developers Dying to Get Hands on Land

From The (Phoenix) Arizona Republic:

History buried at tiny cemetery

Final resting place for ranch workers, Valley luminaries


Linda Helser
The Arizona Republic
Aug. 20, 2005 12:00 AM

Land developers must salivate every time they pass this anonymous little cemetery sitting in the midst of some of the toniest multimillion-dollar real estate in Paradise Valley.

But they aren't likely to get their hands on the two acres that make up Camelback Cemetery, where tombstones carry names such as Herberger, Kiser and Powell.

"According to comparable properties in the immediate area, it has a value of approximately $1 million an acre," said Kathy Cerreta, 54, an agent for Re/Max Fine Properties in Scottsdale.

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