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Freeport-McMoRan Foundation Grant Preserves and Honors New Mexico Mining History

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In March 2019, the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation awarded a $65,000 grant to be used toward much-needed preservation work at the cemetery in Dawson, New Mexico. Hundreds of miners were laid to rest in the early 1900s at the cemetery, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Preservation work included a new fence to keep animals such as cattle and elk from damaging the headstones, a new drainage system and general maintenance.

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