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I’ve always found this simple old church to be fascinating. On my last visit, however, I was appalled at the horrible condition of the cemetery. This is on state park land (or at least accessible only via state park road at which an entrance fee is collected) and an absolute disgrace to the department. I realize budget cuts have been a constant source of despair, but surely a friends group or volunteer organization could assist with its cleanup. It’s one of the oldest cemeteries in this section of the state, and if the government is going to oversee and promote the canyon as a tourist attraction, it should have some respect for the pioneer citizens who rest permanently on its grounds.
Thanks to the efforts of Chip Jones and everyone at Richland Better Hometown, this small community exhibits a sense of pride and history that should be an example to all. Cosmetic improvements, as well as an active search for small businesses, have helped Richland make a name for itself at a time when many towns of similar size are deteriorating and being forgotten.