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**************ORIGIN MIXED ADC 594 251 01-01-25 30P 5T SMALLTOWNPAPERS INC. **C8e5 217 W COTA ST SHELTON WA 98584-2263 I,II,,,.lll,.q.l.ql"l.,I,,qd"l,h,l...hhhdlqlql Thursday July 28 2016 Vol. 36, No. 29 Agreement allows for local control,of cemetery AI Knauber Helena Independent Record Reprinted with Permission LINCOLN - There is no first name or initial on Hogans stone marker in Lincoln's old cemetery, but he might well have known J. Egelson as both died in 1869. Beneath the lodge- pole and ponderosa pines, the 8vo Photos Douglas firs, native grasses and huckleberry and to- bacco brush are some 200 graves that include 30 to 40 pioneer graves on 1.5 acres, according to a survey by the State Historic Preservation Office. Aging wooden picket fences, weathered to a somber gray, surround some of the graves. Black iron or ordinary metal fencing adorns others graves in this cemetery that was estab- lished in 1867. Some graves are un- marked while the stones at others may contain perhaps only a name. More recent graves of men and women who wore the uniform of military service are also found within the old cem- etery. The cemetery was within view of Lincoln's historic townsite before the forest re- claimed the community that was bom through the promise of gold and per- ished when the wealth played out. Over time, the historic portion of the cem- etery and its more modern section became a part of national forest lands. The town's Lions Club managed the cemetery for a time, said Jerry Burns a for- mer Forest Service lawman who is a lifelong Lincoln resident. Lincoln's Veteran of Foreign Wars post managed the cemetery after the Lions Club through an arrange- ment with the Forest Ser- vice, he said. However, the Forest Service learned in the mid-1970s that special-use permits wouldn't allow for burials on forest lands. Some burials occurred See CEMETERY Pg. 12 Aircraft are displayed hangar aprons during the open house and barbecue. Stow/photo by Hope Quay hosting a yearly fly-in BBQ of things. So I thought well, BVD Contributing Writer at the airport for 13 years, why don't I do that here?" Hangars at Lincoln inviting pilots to fly in to the The Lincoln Airport is Airport were thrown open Lincoln airport from around a state-owned airport, so Saturday, July 23 for the Montana, Idaho and other Cain contacted the Mon- first annual Lincoln Airport nearby areas, this was the tana Aeronautics Division, Open House & BBQ. first year the get-together where the idea was met with "I think I had somewhere was billed as a communityentausiasm. between 100 and 120 people event. Cain said contributions for the b becue, based on "For the last couple of from the LincolnVaUey how many hamburgers and years I've thought it would Chamber of Commerce, the hot dogs disappeared," said be nice to do the commu- Montana Aeronautics Divi- Lincoln's Jerry Cain, who nity event type of thing," sion and the Montana Pilots organized the event. "Quite Cain said. "There are a lot Association will go to help frankly, this year I had no of these fly-in barbecue's defray the cost of the event. idea what I would get." around the state, most of Though Cain has been which are open house types See AIPORT Pg. 8 Vehicles and people gather for the "spray day meeting" at Copper Creek parking lot, Wednesday, July 20. Story/photos courtesy as the Forest Service, DNRC, has been an invader in our Jeanette Nordahl Ponderosa Snow Warriors Department of Agriculture, area for approximately five Ponderosa SnowWarriors years. Wondering what all the and local landowners. Their Dan Williams from the weed spray trucks were in purpose here was to put aLake CountyWeed Dis- town July 19 and 20? major stop on the "Tansy trict, with assistance from The trucks came from Ragwort" weed. Jeanette Nordahl and Bob four county weed districts - This noxious weed, which Bushnell of Ponderosa Snow Lake, Beaverhead, Jefferson is a common causes of poi- and Lewis & Clark- as well soning in cattle and horses, See RAGWORT Pg. 3 INSIDE: News Briefs; Obituary: Violet Smith; Letters: BCSP Support, Parade points; Open letter mankind; FWP: Who we are; Of Computer programs and panic; Ellen Mulcare - A Lifetime in Lincoln.