Sadly Middleborough's cemeteries, like those elsewhere, are periodically the objects of vandalism. In the early autumn of 1895, the Nemasket Hill Cemetery saw its grounds vandalized by unlikely perpetrators - pigs - who swam along the river. The incident was recorded in the Middleboro Gazette of October 10, 1895.
A number of pigs created sad havoc in the Hill cemetery last week. They evidently swam the river, and several lots, some of the best, were badly torn up and considerable expense has been required to put them in proper condition again.
No record is given of either the pigs' owner or the fate of the transgressors.
Middleboro Gazette, "Middleboro", October 10, 1895, page 4.