Mapping Mount Pleasant Cemetery
Next week you might see some curious activity on the grounds of Mount Pleasant Cemetery: ground-penetrating radar. The 'mower-like' device is used to scan, map & record information about the earth’s subsurface. This non-invasive and non-destructive mapping method will provide the Town with burial sites, or other artifact data to help guide decision-making for the future of this historical site.
In August, the Board approved the resolution to commit to the services, recognizing that Mount Pleasant Cemetery is one of the oldest operational prairie cemeteries in the State. This mapping is an essential first step to develop a cemetery master plan. The Town Clerk, Jessica Koenig, says she is "proud of these efforts to be good stewards of our history" and also noted this is a crucial step to care for, and plan for, the cemetery's historical, and significant presence in Town.
Mapping work begins Monday, September 16 during the day (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.) Monday-Friday, weather permitting, with completion on September 20.
For more information on this project, please contact the Town Clerk at 303-926-2730.