The Poor Farm Cemetery is a sore spot with me. The cemetery was near the present county medical care facility. In a misguided (in my opinion) effort to remove the sight of the cemetery from the residents of this home, when the facility was built, the stones were laid down and buried. Personally, and this is just my thoughts, it would have been more comforting for the elderly at the home to know that these departed had been treated with respect, and honored.
Even Pioneer Cemetery was pretty much abandoned and ignored once the larger city cemetery of Maple Grove was established. Many, but not all bodies were transferred to the new cemetery. After falling into disuse, the remaining stones were piled into a corner. There they remained until a local historian named Harry Spooner started researching the cemetery. He helped organize the restoration of the cemetery, including the building and dedication of the field stone memorial, shown in the background below.