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Western Travel - Pioneer Days at the Chisholm Trail Museum (Part Three) - Cleburne, Texas - #TravelTuesday

Welcome to my weekly column #TravelTuesday featuring places I've discovered during my research trips or just wandering around in historical areas. I hope you enjoy my discoveries.

Today we continue our review of the 14th Annual Pioneer Days at the Chisholm Trail Museum in Cleburne, Texas.

     
One of the strangest attractions at the Chisholm Trail Museum is the small cemetery consisting of 2 plots covered with rocks and leaves. According to the museum's website, this cemetery was uncovered during the cleaning and removal of underbrush and trees in the area which revealed the graveyard long hidden there.

Two gravesites (presumably not containing any bodies) lay in this enclosed space, each with a marker. These are the memorials for William and Permelia O'Neal who were early settlers to the now-defunct Wardville (established in 1854), who had graciously donated some of their land holdings to the city.



William O'Neal

Permelia O'Neal

Learn more by checking out the official site - jcchisholmtrail.com

Chisholm Trail Museum Physical Address: 101 Chisholm Trail, Cleburne, Texas 76033-0771 Phone Number: 817-648-4633 Hours: Monday - Friday: Regular Hours (April-Dec) Thur/Fri/Sat 10am-5pm. Sunday 1pm -5pm and gate is open. **Daytime Walking Tours Permitted if Gate is Closed.

Interesting Article about the cemetery and the Chisholm Trail Museum - http://www.cleburnetimesreview.com/news/lifestyles/larue-barnes-a-dream-come-true/article_0d4a1808-0ece-5425-a2ab-56906c7849e3.html

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