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Shining stones at Riverside Cemetery

  • Solution applied by Charles City eighth grader Carly Stevenson removes the moss and grime from an old Riverside Cemetery headstone, revealing a flower pattern Stevenson and cemetery historian Jeff Sisson had not noticed before. Press photos by Kate Hayden

  • Eighth grader Carly Stevenson's progress is displayed on two sides of a cemetery headstone, as she works to restore the shine and pattern of a monument with German inscription across it.

  • Eighth graders Michael Reh and Koyer Kellogg clean off headstones at Riverside Cemetery on Wednesday morning using a special solution to protect stones from damage.

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