Cemetery notes and/or description:
Shake Rag was a settlement of mostly african americans and it is said to have been located 2 1/2 miles east of Holliday Missouri, (another source says it was 2 miles north of Hwy. 24, then 1/2 miles east of Rt C). It is gone now, but it had a church and school, and the people of Shake Rag played a very important role in the rearing of some people that lived in Holliday Missouri. The Shake Rag folks came into Holliday 2 to 3 times a week, sometimes bringing their own children, and they did washing, ironing, cleaning and whatever other jobs needed to be done for the residents of Holliday Missouri. It is said that the black and white children played together, while the adults worked.
Shake Rag is said to have gotten it's name from the train men that went by on the nearby railroad tracks, when they saw washing hanging on trees and bushes in the settlement.
The cemetery had no headstones, according to Monroe County Missouri archive information.