Removing "N" Word from Headstones No Easy Task





A group of people looking to wipe a racial epithet off of headstones in the Negro Hill section of the Mormon Island Relocation Cemetery met Sunday afternoon to come up with a game plan.

The "N" word has been on 36 headstones in the El Dorado Hills cemetery since 1954 when the federal government relocated the tombstones to create Folsom Dam and Folsom Lake.

The question now plaguing the process to change the headstones is: who's in charge? The cemetary straddles the El Dorado Hills/Folsom line, as well as the Sacramento County/El Dorado County line - not to mention the involvement of the State of California and U.S. Government at Folsom Dam, which is just across the road....

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