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A Small Cemetery In a Theater Parking Lot

You wouldn’t expect to find a miniature graveyard plopped atop a small strip of grass within a sea of asphalt. But in the parking lot of the AMC Lowes New Brunswick Theater (soon to be renamed Sony), that’s exactly what you’ll see.

From the 17th century until the mid-20th century, New Jersey was a rural area with family farms that could trace their roots back to the first settlements. But from the 1960s, New Jersey rapidly grew and the new replaced the old. Farms were mowed down for housing, businesses, and city buildings. But amid this rapid development, many small family cemeteries were spared.

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