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Friday, November 18, 2005

Field of Bad Dreams

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

Unused property at Jefferson Hills cemetery can be used for sports

Thursday, November 17, 2005
By Jan Ackerman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

About half the land in the 340-acre Jefferson Memorial Park Cemetery is being used to inter the dead.

Harry Neel, cemetery president, said it would be a long time before the outer ends of the cemetery will be needed for burials.

"Not for 30 years or more," he said.

So, instead of letting the cemetery land remain unused, Mr. Neel, of Pleasant Hills, has started leasing portions of it to sports organizations that want to develop sports fields on the property.

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