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Without the efforts of Sally Phifer Williamson, Concord's Memorial Garden might have been lost. In 1930, she discovered the three-acre garden, originally the First Presbyterian Church's graveyard, in a terrible state of disrepair. Williamson had the area cleaned up before her death in 1937. Her son watched over the garden for the next twenty-nine years and left a one-million-dollar endowment for its upkeep. There are over 300 graves there amid 16,000 tulips and 120 varieties of azaleas.
Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 72 Issue 11, Apr 2005, p160-163, il