In memory of "Grandma" Bleeker
In Iowa, United States
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On Memorial Day 2008 an F5 tornado sideswiped the north side of New Hartford leaving two dead in its wake. "Grandma" Bleeker was one of the fatalities.
Oak Hill Cemetery took a direct hit. The tornado knocked down all the headstones and took out all of the old evergreens that lined the cemetery. East of the cemetery you'll see an old, dead tree at the back of an empty lot, Ms. Bleeker lived on that lot. Her house, along with a few others, was completely leveled. Sadly, she did not have a basement. My brother's family lives in one of the houses on the hill across the road. His house was damaged, while others were destroyed. The Oak Hill Cemetery Foundation worked hard to reset the stones. Since then, the cemetery has new trees, benches and a storage unit. The OHCF plans to identify and mark the paupers area of the cemetery sometime in the future.
Please respect the cemetery.
The cache can be obtained without having to walk across any grave sites. This is not wheel chair accessible, sorry. There is room to park and winter months will greatly increase the rating depending on the snow level. This is a small black box. Please place it back exactly were it was or it will fall out. There is a little green for the FTF and I ask to please let someone who's never found a FTF get this first, thank you. Congrats to krazyarde for FTF and allowing someone else to be a "second to find!!" ps3guy sort of gets a FTF
Last Updated: on 8/8/2014 5:56:08 PM Pacific Daylight Time (12:56 AM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum