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History – Preserved, Loved and Appreciated in Blue Springs

By Jan Eloise MorrisMemorial Day 2022 dawned sunny and windy, the road to the cemetery was quiet at 9 a.m. I’d placed the final touches for opening the Johnson Cabin Museum at 10, it was a very special day for the Museum. Memorial Day has always been a busy day, attracting families and friends on their way to pay respects at the historic Blue Springs Cemetery. A steady stream of cars passing by started as the Museum opened and about 10:30 I locked the door and drove to catch a bit of the Memorial Day services. The earliest mention of “Decoration Day” in the county newspapers began in the 1870s with cemetery services planned by the G.A.R. (Gr...

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