In 1957 the city of Decatur took over ownership of the cemetery in an effort to save it, but they estimated that repairs would cost around $100,000. Volunteers gathered, and after much effort, the cemetery was restored. However, vandals plagued the grounds, and rumors circulated regarding ghost lights and eerie sounds that emanated from the old public mausoleum. In an effort to control who went in and out of the cemetery, the city sealed two of the three entrances and closed a road that ran through the woods west of the cemetery…
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