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Hidden : 11/18/2007
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Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Pretty much a park and grab, but I hope that you take a little more time than that look around. There is no need to enter the cemetary to retrieve the cache. The container is a Bison Tube containing a log only, so BYOP. Please treat this location with all of the respect that it deserves.

I first discovered this little country cemetary several years ago completly by accident. The cache is named for the bittersweet growing in spots along the fence.

A bronze plaque at this location reads:

Mound Prairie (or Rice-Landes) Cemetary Est. about 1860 A small church once stood on this site
Wash Co. Historical Soc. 1983

Prairie Mound Cemetery
Alternate name Rice- Landes Cemetery
Established 1859

Notes The cemetery was named for two prominent families, Rice and Landes, who are buried there and the Mound Prairie church which once stood at the corner of the lot. Its work was taken over by the Swedish Methodist Episcopal Church in Afton.
The register of burials was kept in the record book of the Mound Prairie Church Association formed in 1896 and an old plat map shows a church in one corner. The earliest known burial was of Fannie Guy in 1859.
A bronze marker with the cemetery name was installed in 1983 by the Washington County Historical Society.

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