Gables to celebrate Pioneer Day at historic Pinewood Cemetery

The City of Coral Gables and the Pinewood Cemetery Advisory Board present Pioneer Day, a celebration of the history of early pioneer families, many buried at Pinewood Cemetery.

Join in for an Apr. 21 10 a.m. tour of Pinewood Cemetery, the oldest burial ground in Miami-Dade County commonly used as such since 1897.

The event is free to the public and light refreshments will be served. Pinewood Cemetery, on Erwin Road just south of Sunset Drive, is recognized as the oldest cemetery south of the Miami River and one of the oldest historical sites in Coral Gables. It is the final resting place for more than 200 pioneers from the 1800s and early 1900s, such as veterans of the Seminole Indian War, Civil War, Spanish- American War, and World War I as well as victims of the 1926 hurricane.

For additional information or to RSVP for the event, contact the City of Coral Gables Historical Resources Department at 305- 460-5093.

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