Modesto in Stanislaus County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Modesto Pioneer Cemetery
Formerly Independent Order of Odd Fellows (Wildey Lodge) Cemetery
The flagpole and bricks used in this monument are from the Hughson Hotel built in 1913 by Luella Hughson. This modern hotel had a 36 foot redwood flagpole where the American flag was flown every day. The Hughson Hotel was torn down in 1998.
Erected 2000 by E Clampus Vitus, Chapter No.58.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1913.
Location. 37° 38.897′ N, 120° 58.957′ W. Marker is in Modesto, California, in Stanislaus County. Marker can be reached from Scenic Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 905 Scenic Drive, Modesto CA 95350, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grand Army of the Republic (within shouting distance of this marker); Andrew McGinnes (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Silent City (about The McHenry Mansion (approx. ¾ mile away); The Paper Boy (approx. ¾ mile away); Modesto – Stanislaus County Seat (approx. one mile away); Modesto War Memorial (approx. one mile away); The Guns Are Silent (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Modesto.
Also see . . .
1. A History of the Modesto Pioneer Cemetery. (Submitted on May 29, 2009.)
2. An Early Photo of the Hotel Hughson with a short description. (Submitted on May 29, 2009.)
3. A later photo of the Hotel Hughson. Note the flagpole as mentioned in the marker text. (Submitted on May 29, 2009.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 29, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 2,318 times since then and 6 times this year. Last updated on August 20, 2012. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 29, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.