GLADSTONE, Mo. There are 102 unknown graves in the Big Shoal Cemetery in Gladstone. After looking at the Census records and other documents, historians believe there are at least 62 other people buried there.
Pushing a converted baby stroller over bumpy Clay County soil on Saturday, Mark DeSchepper squinted at a small black-and-white computer screen. He was looking for the past.
The Weatherby Lake Historical Committee contracted with Mark DeSchepper of Construction Solutions to perform a Ground Penetrating Radar scan of the cemetery on Friday, November 11, in order to further validate the locations of the graves.