MENDOTA, Minn. (UPI) -- Authorities are investigating vandalism at an historic cemetery in
MENDOTA, Minn. (UPI) -- Authorities are investigating
vandalism at an historic cemetery in Mendota.
St. Peter's Church pastor Kevin1 grave markers were
damaged last week.
The parish was the first in Minnesota, having been
founded in 1840. The cemetery contains graves of some of
Minnesota's earliest permanent white settlers.
Some of the headstones that were broken or knocked over
bore dates of people who died in the mid-1800s, Clinton
said. Other damage included people's names, and "satanic"
symbols were written in chalk on an alter.
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