|The Pioneer Cemetery|
Oakland Cemetery, Warren
"Oh?" I had caught Mike's curisoity
"We're heading to the Pioneer Cemetery located on the hillside behind the cemetery."
I parked at the rear of the cemetery near a simple sign announcing that the “Pioneer Cemetery/Potter’s Field” was an eighth of a mile up the hill behind Oakland Cemetery along an old road that was cut through the forest. A couple steps into the woods sent a doe and her little one running across the road and through the woods and in the distance we could hear turkeys gobbling, making the short walk more enjoyable.
Our walk ended at the twin row of old stones resting just off the roadway among a sea of ferns. The old cemetery was moved here after the founding of Oakland Cemetery in 1863, being moved from its location in Warren in the section of land located between Fourth and Fifth Avenues and from East to Water Streets.
|The old stones of the Pioneer Cemetery|
The center one is the grave of Caleb Wallace
|The grave of Caleb Wallace|
|The path to the Pioneer Cemetery|
|The Pioneer Cemetery, located at the end of the path|
The stones stand among a sea of ferns