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 The two images below show the West Street entrance area of historic Oakwood Cemetery in Nunda. The top is from a stereoview that dates from the 1870s or 80s. The bottom view is a real photo postcard image probably taken between 1905 and 1915.

The early image shows the gate and wooden fence along West Street. The lettering on the entrance way says "Oakwood" - this part of the entrance has been preserved and can be found on the storage building on the west side of the cemetery. Note the slope in the background, beyond the fence. This hill side was cut into terraces at the time the vault and stairway was built around 1902. This landscaping did more than make the entrance more attractive - it allowed more lots to be sold in what is the "G Section" of the Cemetery. The terraces still exist today.

The Nunda Historical Society thanks member Karen Gibson Strang for sharing the postcard view with us!



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