mormon island relocation cemetery

Controversial grave stones replaced

A plan to remove and replace three dozen gravestones bearing the “N-word” at El Dorado County’s Mormon Island Relocation Cemetery was finally carried out last week with the h ...

Grave project needs funding

A plan to replace controversial grave markers at the Mormon Island Relocation Cemetery could be implemented within months, according to county and state officials close to the proj ...

Grave end for 'racist' slur headstones

Someone walked away with two gravestones from a controversial cemetery in El Dorado Hills. The markers in question were two of 36 created by an Auburn-based contractor that read, ...

Inmates clean up cemetery, controversial grave markers

A cemetery tucked away on the border of El Dorado Hills and Folsom received a sprucing up thanks to prison inmates on Friday. Known as the California Prison Industry Authority, the ...

Gravestones used as retaining wall?

Grave markers intended for a cemetery in El Dorado Hills six decades ago could have found their way to Auburn. Prior to Folsom Dam’s completion in 1954, numerous graves from his ...

Negro Hill cemetery records released

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District has published its files related to its relocation in 1954 of 13 cemeteries and private burial plots to the Mormon Island Reloca ...

Cemetery's racial epithet spurs prayer

Black History month ended in El Dorado Hills and Folsom last Sunday with a gathering of about 30 at the Mormon Island Relocation Cemetery for a ceremony intended to bring global at ...

Editor's view: Pulling back the veil of the newspaper biz

I’ve heard some in the business say we need to pull back the veil from time to time to show what it’s like working in the ink-slinging industry. Let’s look at Feb. 9 as an e ...

Folsom Lake may hide many secrets

Decades ago the remains of many were relocated from several early mining camps located in the area that is now Folsom Lake — but did they all make it out? It was in 1954 that th ...