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Historic Quinette CemetryAmenities:
- Historic Site
- Interpretive Display
Cemetery Acreage: 1.75
The oldest African-American cemetery west of the Mississippi was rescued from a developers hands to become part of the Kirkwood park system. The site is believed to be the resting place of approximately 150 individuals, and was offered as a free burial site for those of African-American decent starting in 1866. A recently completed master plan calls for the development of walking paths, small parking area and development of two memorial areas, including one for the five veterans buried in the cemetery.