M had a little lamb LbNA # 55348
|Placed Date||Jul 25 2010|
History of Pokagon according to Barbara Wood Hunziker in her booklet, Sumnerville and Pokagon Cass County, Michigan: Sumnerville was a pioneer village and Pokagon a railroad town...In the 1860s and 1870s Pokagon was considered a lively place...William Baldwin laid out the village on June 15, 1858...In 1889 Pokagon had a population of about 300." Today Pokagon is much smaller than its heyday of the 1860s & 70s.
This cemetery lies east of the village of Pokagon on Pokagon Highway. Pokagon is approximatley half way between Dowagiac and Niles on Highway M-51. Drive east on Pokagon Highway from the railroad tracks approximately 1/4 of a mile. The cemetery is on your right. Park along the highway or pull in to the lane. Notice the iron fence with its ornately decorated topper. This is a lovely, quiet cemetery.
As you enter the gateway head up the path, going south, to the tall obelisk passing through a canopy of evergreens. This is the Burnette family plot. John H. Burnette was a farmer and livestock dealer in Pokagon. Facing the obelisk turn toward your left, east, and you will see a Doctor. Walk to his marker. This Doctor was a physican and surgeon in Pokagon. From his stone you will need to keep heading east to find Charles' stone. Charles was in the Michigan Infantry.
Now follow the stones to your left, north, from Charles' stone. You will pass by many families along the edge of the woods as you are heading back toward the road. Pass the families until you see Philip, Effie and Mauda. As the title of the clues indicates, this is the place where you will find the box that you seek.
Please replace the box being careful to conceal it as you found it. Look around the cemetery as there are more stones to read and usually birds chirping away as you searched. Also, there is a nearby Geocache.
Maintenance done in April 2013. Letterbox is back.