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Commemorating Oakland’s 150th anniversary

August 9, 2013
The Times Observer

This year marks the Sesquicentennial of the dedication of Oakland Cemetery. By the year 1860 Warren's first cemetery, the East Street Cemetery, was filled to maximum capacity, and Warren citizens began to search for land that could more adequately serve as Warren's primary burial ground. In May of 1863, the local International Order of the Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.) purchased 48 acres of land in Pleasant Township from Thomas Struthers, and on October 12, 1863, Oakland Cemetery was dedicated with ceremonies.



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