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South of the Border, "Grandview: a cemetery for pioneer children"


August 14, 2019

Sharon Lerum of rural Galata, stands at the entrance to the Grandview Cemetery where she is the volunteer caretaker. The cemetery was established in 1911 and was first used to bury children of settlers in the Grandview area, a rural community about 15 miles north of Galata. Some say the community took its name from the view to the north of the Sweet Grass Hills.

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Columnist's note: A camper from Cut Bank staying in the campground just west of Whitlash, told me several weeks ago, "If you are looking for an interesting story about this area, check out the Grandview Cemetery. Everyone buried there was less than five years old."

Asking around I was given the name of Sharon Lerum as a contact for information. She's a ranch wife who lives just south of the cemetery and is the volunteer caretaker for the two-acre plot. We met me a couple of weeks ago at the intersection of Strawberry Road and the Oilmont Road, about 15 m...

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