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LOCKPORT – A ceremony at 10 a.m. Thursday will mark the restoration of a long-forgotten cemetery that holds the graves of hundreds of people who died in the former Niagara County Almshouse, also known as the Poorhouse, from 1830 to 1912.

The site is several hundred feet north of Niagara Street Extension, across the road from the County Jail, which stands on the former site of the Almshouse.

People Inc. and the Museum for disABILITY History have been working for two years to clear the brush away from what is believed to be the final resting place of about 1,400 people, mostly in unmarked graves. A memorial plaque and monument are to be unveiled.

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