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Memorial Day 2022 at Green's Prairie Cemetery


May 26, 2022

Photo courtesy of J.M. Koehl

Volunteers from The Prairie Enthusiasts - Prairie Bluff Chapter conducted the annual prescribed burn at Green's Prairie Cemetery in advance of Memorial Day ceremonies May 30, 2022, at 1:30 p.m.

The Green's Prairie Cemetery Association will hold a brief ceremony on Memorial Day, May 30, 2022, at 1:30 p.m., to honor the veterans interred there. The proceedings will include a short version of the life of James Biggs (1798-1870), a veteran of the Black Hawk war, surveyor, soldier, miner and citizen.

Following the ceremony there will be a driving tour past the site of the Biggs' diggings and homestead to Shooks Prairie Cemetery; the gravesite of Robert Bailey, the only Revolutionary War veteran buried in Green County. Green's Prairie Cemetery is located in the Town of York on Postvil...

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