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A town hall meeting focusing on Carlisle's Lincoln Cemetery will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. April 16.

The meeting will be held in the community room of 1 West Penn, and will discuss the history of Lincoln Cemetery; past, present and future research efforts; and investments planned to restore the sanctity of the ground.

Lincoln Cemetery was once located on the northwest corner of Pitt and Penn streets, but was converted into a passive recreation area in 1972 at the request of neighborhood residents who signed a petition, according to The Sentinel archives.

All but one of the cemetery's tombstones were removed and placed in storage in a borough warehouse, only to disappear.

It is believed the remains of up to 300 black Carlisle residents may be buried at the former cemetery.

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Carlisle Reporter

Carlisle Reporter for The Sentinel.