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Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Better Late than Never . . . I Guess

From The (Harrisburg, Pa.) Patriot-News:

Cemetery tour digs up centuries of history

Monday, September 12, 2005

BY MARY KLAUS
Of The Patriot-News

Jim Schmick led about 50 people through the tall grass of Harrisburg Cemetery yesterday to the stately Wallower mausoleum.

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He paused at a flat, cracked tombstone with a nearly illegible name: Gustavus Peters, a pioneer in color printing.

"He left special instructions in his will," Schmick said. "When he died, he wanted his stomach cut out, filled with snuff and put back. When he smelled bad, he wanted to be buried. The problem is he was buried before his will was read, so they dug him up and followed his instructions."

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