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7 Souvenirs of August

Traditional Geocache

Miller Cemetery

A cache by M4ISU
Hidden : 4/18/2014
In Iowa, United States
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

I had to, I just had to.  I was driving by on a cache hunt and saw the name of the cemetery on the sign.  I immediately decided to stop and place a cache.   Please be respectful of the area.  You do not have to enter the cemetery to make the find, but if you chose to, do not enter after sundown or before sunrise.

 

You are looking for a silver bison tube. Bring your own pen


Copied from iagen.web

The deed for this land was written June 24, 1865 by William Caster and his wife to the Methodist Church. This was not filed or recorded until April 20, 1866. In 1890 the Trustees of the Methodist Church deeded this cemetery property to the West Union Cemetery Association and it was platted in 1894. Several of the members of the Methodist Congregation in that vicinity affiliated with the Union Methodist Church in the early days of the town of Union..

In later years, the West Union country school was in this same area as the cemetery but it became known by some people as the Miller School. Likewise the cemetery was and is referred to as the West Union or Miller Cemetery.

The first burial seems to have been that of Rachel M Robinson who died in 1864 or a year before the land was deeded. On this record she is listed as number 8-5 in the northeastern corner of the cemetery. Her stone is still standing now 137 years later. In 1999 there were 186 burials found and recorded.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

naxyr uvtu

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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Current Time:
Last Updated: on 7/24/2014 3:57:46 PM Pacific Daylight Time (10:57 PM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum