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Photo provided The neglected cemetery was overgrown with trees and brush in the 1950s.

Nineteen nearly lost to history

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Doris Sophia Johnson was buried in Pioneer Cemetery 110 years ago, but she is not forgotten. The girl who died Nov. 30, 1899, at age 1 now has a marker for her tiny grave years after the original turned to dust.


The Pioneer Cemetery Association installed granite markers on 19 unmarked graves last Saturday in the small country cemetery in Bluffton Township in rural Wadena.

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