Veterans at Groat
In Iowa, United States
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Veterans at Groat
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 and maintains these historical sites.
We are bringing you here to experience the unique history and monuments at these Pioneer Cemeteries.
One of the unique aspects of this Pioneer Cemetery is that it hosts veterans from three different wars:
The War of 1812
The Civil War (with multiple units represented) and,
World War II
Please take a moment to honor these veterans, and others at this site, 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!
Last Updated: on 05/19/2015 17:16:23 Pacific Daylight Time (00:16 GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum