Friday, June 20, 2008

Cemetery Walking Tour

Sept.27 & Oct. 4 at 2-3:30pm
$10 per person, all ages Maximum 20 per tour. Advanced reservations required.
The Mount Vernon Cemetery Tour is an introduction to several prominent Kansas, including a Pony Express rider, a former governor, and members of Amelia Earhart's Family. As one of Atchison's most picturesque and oldest cemeteries, Mount Vernon contains impresive monuments belonging to the notable families whobuilt Atchison into a thriving commercial river town during the noneteenth century. Other features include presentations of funeral and mourning customs and defining the symbols that were commonly etched into the grave markers.

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