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The Civil War-era soldier that watches over the Castle Rock Valley Cemetery was erected 100 years ago. The cemetery celebrated its 150th anniversary during the Memorial Day weekend.

Quiet Castle Rock cemetery marks a milestone this year

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The Castle Rock Valley Cemetery lies nestled away on a hill, surrounded by a grove of trees which, in turn, is surrounded by acres and acres of fields. It's a quiet place, where people go to mourn, or to celebrate a life. To cherish memories, and to simply spend time visiting the graves of loved ones.


Cemeteries don't typically draw a lot of attention, but Castle Rock's is special. Over the Memorial Day weekend, the Castle Rock Valley Cemetery observed its 150th anniversary.

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Michelle Leonard
Michelle Leonard started covering the Farmington community in June, 1994. Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the Farmington American Legion Auxiliary Unit 189, and acts as the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 
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