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Offline Marcia Moore

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« on: January 08, 2009, 06:33:43 pm »
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Re: Cresco Cemetery Gate
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2009, 06:46:08 pm »
Does any one know why it is named Cresco?


I always thought it was a family named cemetery but according to the link below, there is no one surnamed Cresco buried there.


http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kscemete/elk/Cressco/cem-cresco.shtml
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Re: Cresco Cemetery Gate
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2009, 06:48:00 pm »
never mind...read an obit on that link and it seems that it was a community at one point north of howard
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Re: Cresco Cemetery Gate
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2009, 06:52:39 pm »
Cresco had a post office from 1876 to 1880.

Some of the very early Santa Fe RR maps show Cresco as a stop.
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Re: Cresco Cemetery Gate
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2009, 06:59:15 pm »
     Milan G. Goss, who patented the NE1/4 of Sect. 12, Twp. 29, Range 11, is the one responsible for the naming of the Cresco community.  In 1874, when the school district was formed, he suggested the name “Cresco” in honor of his old home in Cresco, Iowa. 

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Re: Cresco Cemetery Gate
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2009, 07:14:29 pm »
     In the early days, there was a stagecoach stop located one-fourth of a mile south of the Cresco Cemetery.  Those early maps must be incorrect, as the Santa Fe railroad never went through Cresco, it instead traveled 2-1/2 miles east of Cresco, through what later became the community of Fiat.  Possibly when those maps were made it was just thought the railroad would go through the Cresco community. 
     Most of the residents of the Cresco community did their shopping at Fiat, while others boarded the train at Fiat to shop either in Severy or in Howard. 
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Re: Cresco Cemetery Gate
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2009, 12:59:11 am »
Marcia ..you never cease to amaze me with your wealth of knowledge..

 When ARE you going to get that book out?
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Re: Cresco Cemetery Gate
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2009, 07:20:39 am »
     Actually I should have the stories finished this year.  Then comes the editing and layout work, but hopefully by the end of next year it will be out?  Don't quote me on that, though, as this project has taken much more time than I ever thought it would.  This July will mark 11 years since I started working on it, but I must say I have loved every minute of it. 

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