DeKalb Township historian Steve Bigolin will conduct a walking tour of the beautiful and historic Evergreen Cemetery on Sunday, September 26, 2010 at 2pm. This will be a 1 ½ hour tour. Evergreen Cemetery is DeKalb’s oldest cemetery, dating from 1855. Evergreen is the last resting place of DeKalb’s co-founder, Lewis Huntley; patriarch of the Gurler family, Benjamin Gurler; and many others. Evergreen Cemetery is located at the intersection of South Seventh and Taylor Streets. On street parking is available in designated areas. Donations will be accepted.
Mr. Bigolin will also be conducting a walking tour of the beautiful and historic Oakwood Cemetery on Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 2:00 PM. This will be a 2 hour tour. Oakwood Cemetery is DeKalb’s second oldest cemetery, dating from 1865. Oakwood is the last resting place of farmers Thomas Dodge, Albert Schryver, and Alexander Ray; banker Ellzey Young; merchants and several others. Oakwood Cemetery is located just off North 1st. Street behind the Congregational Church, where parking is available. Donations will be accepted.
Participants or either tour are advised to wear comfortable walking shoes. In the event of rain the tour will be rescheduled. Oakwood and Evergreen Cemetery are owned by DeKalb Township.
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