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A Stroll through Elmwood

A Stroll through Elmwood

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A Stroll through Elmwood: a graveside (or bedside) tour of a cemetery's most intriguing and not-to-be-forgotten

Take a stroll through Elmwood Cemetery with this graveside or (virtual) bedside self-guided tour. “Meet” a Colorado town’s most intriguing and not-to-be-forgotten figures! Filled with history, mystery, and intrigue, this book is sure to delight both experienced and novice tombstone tourists. Meet the area’s adventurous pioneers, such as a gold-discovering fifty-niner and the man who helped shape a town’s beginnings, after the feat of building the first bridge over the Missouri River. Get an inside glimpse of the famous and the infamous—like “Red” Barker, son of Ma Barker (matriarch of the notorious outlaw clan) and his murder. Read the sad and the mad, like the Schnell twins’ story, a story that almost disappeared along with the lake of their tragic drowning and a draft horse that wandered by himself through town pulling the mercantile wagon and making friends along the way. Finally, immerse yourself in the memories shared of ordinary people that remind us that rich or poor, famed or forgotten—everyone’s life is worth remembering and has a story to tell.

Contains detailed maps for finding the featured sites while walking the actual cemetery, including GPS compass locations and QR code technology for opening interactive Google Maps™. Or, curl up bedside or in an armchair for a virtual tour. Also includes extra cemetery miscellany, including: Elmwood Cemetery History; a Tombstone Tourist Guide to Hidden Symbolism; and a Glossary of Memorial Architecture. A perfect guide for those who want to learn more about Colorado history. And, equally perfect for tombstone detectives who love to investigate the art and beauty of the cemetery and discover stories shared from beyond the grave. It is also a valuable reference for those who desire a blueprint for creating their own cemetery tour. This tour page guide includes 20+ stories and 140+ BW + COLOR photos.

  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 197 pages
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