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Preserving a piece of history: Saratoga resident cleans Cadwell cemetery


Doug Radunich

Carl Pigg lifts the top part of a headstone to reattach it. The cemetery, once overgrown with sagebrush is now an attractive burial ground thanks to Pigg’s work. Pigg believes graves should be treated with respect and that is what led him to cleaning the Cadwell Cemetery three years ago. The graves in the cemetery date back to the 1880s.

Saratoga resident Carl Pigg has an unique hobby.

Hoping to beautify Saratoga’s Cadwell Cemetery, which includes headstones dating back to the 1880s, Pigg has volunteered several hours cleaning, maintaining and adding to the burial grounds in any way possible. He said he started cleaning the cemetery about two or three years ago, focusing first on the large amount of sagebrush that had accumulated over the years.

“I asked the town and cemetery board about it, and they didn’t care if I cleaned it up, so I started two or three years ago chopping the brush out of it,” he said. “For th...

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