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Angus/Bower Cemetery Traditional Geocache

Hidden : 01/15/2015
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:

Another historic rural Iowa cemetery. I spotted this cemetery on the map and decided to see if I could find a way to get into it today. It is marked from the road, and a nice new sign and fence have been placed.

You are looking for a decon container, log only,  bring your pencil or leave one for us. Please make sure the lid is snapped shut on all sides

 

 


Posted hours are sun up to sun down, do not hunt this outside of that time frame. Be respectful of the area.  There is a visitor log in the mailbox that you can sign, but that is not the cache.  Thanks to those that are keeping this cemetery in shape.

 

Some history I found courtesy of rippeynews.org website , written by Jean Borgeson

 

BOWERS/ANGUS

    The Bowers/Angus Cemetery is located in southeastern Greene County, Section 36, six miles from Rippey, near Angus, which was formerly know as Coaltown. Angus began as a settlement in 1848. After the railroad was made and several large coal mines were in operation , Angus became a boom town and at one time the population was estimated to be 7,500 to 8,000 inhabitants.

    This was the only cemetery Angus had. The early graves were unmarked and included many immigrants whose men folk worked in the mines. The earliest known burial was that of Miss Mary Wood in 1851. The most recent burial was for Jim Benshoof, who died March 19, 2002. Jim and his wife, Marge, were instrumental in the restoration project that started in April, 1961. The cemetery had become over-grown and uncared for. They continued caring for this cemetery until their health forced them to quit. Their son, Dan, is now the sexton.

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