Crook County Library will be hosting several cemetery walks around the county again this summer, kicking off with the Mt. Moriah Cemetery Walk in Sundance this Thursday, July 12 at 6:30 p.m.
Cemetery walks are a great way to learn more about the history of Crook County and share the stories of our early residents. During the course of the evening we will “visit” a number of “residents” of the cemetery, relate their biographies and share stories or memories about them.
They represent a mixed bag of nationalities, backgrounds and professions. They came by horse and wagon, ox team, railroad, horseback – some brought their families, some came as children – they stayed to settle this country and sink roots.
They were doctors and dentists, businessmen, lumbermen and homesteaders – they broke horses, hauled freight, operated sawmills, even played baseball. Some were veterans – some became county and state officials. Some have no descendants in Crook County, some left a legacy of ancestors who continue living here today – but they all left behind fascinating stories.
The cemetery walks are open to all and free – an enjoyable way to spend a summer evening – simply meet at the cemetery at 6:30 p.m. Cemetery walks this summer include Mt. Moriah on July 12, Moorcroft Cemetery on July 26, Inyan Kara Cemetery near Sundance on August 9 and Rockypoint Cemetery on August 23.
For more information please contact Jill Mackey at 283-1008 or firstname.lastname@example.org