Every now and then somebody just steps up to care.

That’s what’s happening at one of Perry County’s most historic cemeteries--the Old Du Quoin Cemetery--cradle for much of south Perry County’s early history.

It is the very root of Du Quoin itself, a town dragged by oxen in the early 1800s from “Old Town” to where Du Quoin is now.

The Old Du Quoin Cemetery Association held its quarterly meeting on January 12, 2010 in the conference room at the Du Quoin First Pentecostal Church.

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