Pioneer Cemetery

I love stumbling across history in my own backyard.

Did you know that there’s a centuries-old cemetery in the middle of downtown Dallas? (Yeah, me neither.) Directly adjacent to City Hall and the Convention Center, what is now known as Pioneer Cemetery is actually the combination of four burial grounds dating back as early as 1849. I literally stumbled across this piece of forgotten history when wandering around the city one Saturday at dusk. As you can see from the photo, Dallas’ modern skyscrapers loom over the final resting places of many of Dallas early leaders, war heroes, lodge members, and unassuming settlers alike.

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