Segregated by Jim Crow, Westview Cemetery united again

Joe Mills (right) and Doyle Isenberg walk along the lane at Westview Cemetery. Above them is the historic section that includes the site of the Jefferson City area’s first log church. – DALE GENTRY | THE STANDARD BANNER

The first worship services in the Mossy Creek wilderness were led by an African American man and attended by people of both races.

Yet, a dozen decades later, the burying grounds surrounding the site of that first log church had become segregated by race — and the practice continued into the 2020s.

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