Not quite lost in Siouxland, but hidden, kind of, Sergeant Bluff

29 Jun

I found a cemetery in Siouxland I was not familiar with near Sioux City, Iowa, the Woodbury Township Cemetery located nearer Sergeant Bluff. In the Siouxland area, like many places, there are those places which are just overlooked by most folk. A student in one of my photo classes for the community college’s Lifelong Learning program told me about it. The occupants of the cemetery lived and died in the middle and late 1800’s, although there are newer graver sites.

The link for the cemetery doesn’t say much about the cemetery itself, but is a listing people who are buried there. A number of the occupants fought during the Civil War. Again, a quiet place to contemplate life and ponder what life was like for these earlier pioneering people who populated the area in 1800’s and later. How has life changed and would they even recognize the area they lived and died in?

Guess I won’t ever really know, but still, I think about it.

Jerry Mennenga

Sioux City, Iowa

 

One Response to “Not quite lost in Siouxland, but hidden, kind of, Sergeant Bluff”

  1. Melissa October 4, 2015 at 8:30 am #

    Jerry, my mother and I went here yesterday. What a beautiful, peaceful place! Thanks for the tip.

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