Toledo reclaims its Pioneer Cemetery from the wilds; recelebrates and honors forefathers and mothers
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Hauntingly beautiful flute music, warm handshakes and fond remembrances of loved ones, veterans and civic leaders gone by were everywhere at the Toledo Pioneer Cemetery Sunday. It was the formal re-dedication of the cemetery made possible by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Inmate workers who spent over five months clearing brush, renegade tree branches and general undergrowth from around graves that had been inundated for decades.
It was also an opportunity to permanently memorialize the memory of Evelyn Parry, longtime Lincoln County historian and author of “At Rest in Lincoln County,” and to issue a plea to the community to help maintain, through volunteers, the permanent restoration of the cemetery.