(Dunlap) On June 24th, the Western Iowa Pioneer Cemetery Association will unveil the Abel Galland Memorial Cemetery to the public.
With the help of a ground penetrating radar unit, the Western Iowa Pioneer Cemetery Association found nine burials in October 2010 near Dunlap, Iowa and have spent over a year and half restoring the cemetery.
Western Iowa Pioneer Cemetery Association President Ron Chamberlain says they have put a fence around the area, added a brick walkway from the first re-organized Latter Day Saints Church in America, and have put in two pillars with a sign that reads ‘Abel Galland Memorial Cemetery.’
Next week they’ll finish off the final step which is to add the remaining tombstones for Abel Galland and his wife as well as some children from other families.
The burials are located three miles north of Earling and four miles east of Dunlap. The ceremony begins at 2:00 on June 24th.