There are hundreds of victims of the 1889 flood buried here. I recommend if you are driving that you stop your car by the large marker with the many stones (about 700) of many unidentified victims. It's a sad place to visit, but brings history alive in a way that is otherwise difficult to experience.
After you visit the graves of the unknown, walk in any direction and look for older family plots. You will find dozens of plots where sometimes the entire family was wiped out in the flood. Others tell similar stories with only one or two lost in the flood, but all the gravestones, Mother, Father, Son, Daughter, etc, bear the same date, May 31, 1889.
One note, don't stay in the cemetery after closing hours (posted on the gate). They locked the gate on us without checking to see we were inside. We had to call an emergency number to be let out.
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