Historic Cemetery on Verge of Getting Damaged with Proposed Border Wall

2 years 8 months 1 day ago Thursday, January 24 2019 Jan 24, 2019 January 24, 2019 5:46 PM January 24, 2019 in News - Local
By: Christian Colón

LAS MILPAS – A historic church and cemetery could be impacted by the potential border wall.  

The Eli Jackson Ranch Church and Cemetery is on the verge of getting damaged by the proposed border wall.

KRGV’s Christian Colón spoke with a tribal member of the Carrizo Carnecrudo Tribal of Texas, a native American group that calls these lands sacred.

He explains the families wish to protect their ancestors and relatives buried at this site.

An attorney was hired to see where the boundaries lie with regards to the proposed border wall.

University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley history professor Roseann Bacha-Garza confirms these lands are part of the Civil War Trail. 

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