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Jane Lew Residents Hope To Restore Cemetery

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The Lewis County Commission is making plans to transfer ownership of a Jane Lew cemetery to the town.

The small cemetery was deeded to the county decades ago.

Councilwoman Maxine Olson wants to restore the site, which includes the graves of people killed in a raid on a local fort.

Olson said she wants to bring more attention to the area's history.

"Everybody knew it existed, but it was on everybody else's back burner. And because I'm interested in history and Fred's interested in history, and we wanted to preserve this, that's when I got interested," said Olson, whose husband Fred has also been researching the cemetery with her.

Olson hopes to get the cemetery added to the National Register of Historic Places.