Permission for the placement of this cache obtained from:
Fayette County Pioneer Cemetery Commission and Sextons
For more information regarding permission and access contact:
firstname.lastname@example.org or http://fayettecountyiowa.org/HistoricalCenter.html
This cache is a traditional cache located within the boundaries of a Fayette County Pioneer Cemetery.
The cache is a camouflaged three inch tall by two inch round bison type tube.
Why Are We Bringing You Here?
Faytte County hosts a number of Pioneer Cemeteries...currently twenty.
A Pioneer Cemetery is defined by Iowa law as having twelve or fewer burials in the last 50 years.
The Fayette County Pioneer Cemetery Commission restores, conserves & maintains these historical sites.
We are bringing you here to experience the unique history and monuments at these Pioneer Cemeteries.
Otsego was a promising Fayette County village.
Unfortunately, it died a natural death because the new railroad bypassed the village.
Otsego was laid out in 1856, and became a trading point.
Keep in mind, Iowa became a state in 1846.
With the railroad depot at nearby Oelwein, in sight of Otsego but 2 miles away,
the business of the village gradually moved.
The end came in 1873 when Dr. Pattison, the pioneer physician of that part of the county,
moved the post office to Oelwein.
While at the site, please take a moment to enjoy the markers indicated by the specified waypoints.
This is a place deserving respect from all visitors.
Please refrain from climbing upon the monuments.
Many of these markers are extremely fragile.
Please notify us if you see any damage.
It is possible during the winter for a monument to be covered wholly or partially with snow.
For obvious reasons, please no digging.
Please note: Hint leans towards being a spoiler!