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Luther Parker Cemetery, Waukesha County, Wisconsin

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Cemetery: Luther Parker Cemetery

Other: Durham Hill Cemetery and Drought Cemetery

Sign: Yes

Street: W126 S9515 North Cape Road

City: Muskego

Township:

County: Waukesha

State: WI

Nation: U.S.

Zip: 53150

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Status: Inactive

Size: Small

Directions: 1 block north of State Highway 36 where 36 intersects with North Cape Road in Muskego, WI

Type: Road-public

Location: Surburban

Terrain: Hillside

Watersource: No

Features: Remnant prairie and native wildflowers

Property: Public

Access: Open

Enclosure: Fence

Gate: None

Established: established in the 1840s

Gravestones: approximately 80 graves

Oldest: 1840s

Newest: 1959

Removed: Unknown

Relocated: No

Repairs: Unsure

Methods:

Restoration: Yes

Association: No

Records: Yes

Inventory: Yes

Availability: Muskego Historical Society and City of Muskego, WI

Landscaping: No

Paths: No

Trees: Unsure

Crypts: No

Fencing: Yes

Brickwork: Unsure

Ironwork: Unsure

Sculpture: Unsure

Fountains: No

Roads: No

Buildings: No

Cement: Unsure

Granite: Yes

Marble: Yes

Native: Yes

Slate: Yes

Others: Unsure

Wood: Unsure

Materials: Unsure

Architectural: Unsure

Angels: Unsure

Draperies: Unsure

Fraternal: Yes

Hands: Unsure

Lambs: Unsure

Monograms: Yes

Plants: Unsure

Photos: Unsure

Religious: Yes

Scrollwork: Unsure

Urns: Unsure

Carvings: Unsure

Condition: Cemetery poorly maintained

Unmarked: Yes

Broken: Yes

Toppled: No

Disintegrating: Yes

Buried: Yes

Weather: Yes

Pollution: Yes

Vandalized: No

Report:

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Overgrowth:

Overgrowth1:

Overgrowth2:

Overgrowth3:

Overgrowth4: Gravestones-Damaging

GroundCover: Yes

Moss: Yes

Vines: Yes

Drainage: Problem-Seasonal

Problem1:

Problem2: Apathy

Owner: City

Use:

Bordering: Residential

Change: Same

Reason:

Visited: Occasionally

Archeology: Unknown

Habitat: Yes

Surnames: Adams

Drought

Smiley

Other_Information: The city of Muskego, WI has declared the Luther Parker Cemetery a plant sanctuary and therefore is not mowing the grass, trimming the weeds or removing brush. The only maintenance by the city is an annual spring burning of the overgrowth that is damaging the gravestones, some more than 150 years old.

Contacted: City of Muskego, WI

Support: City of Muskego, WI

Mayor Kathy Chiaverotti

Muskego City Hall

W182 S8200 Racine Avenue, Muskego, WI 53150

Name: Dave Daley

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