Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Historic Sylvan Cemetery Tour Encore

After the great response we got at Sylvan Cemetery last month for the historic tour, we have decided to offer the tour again on Saturday October 27 (weather permitting).  This tour will be in conjunction with the 'October Family History Month' which highlights the counties Cemetery's, the State Archives and history museums. We are asking that anyone interested to please arrive at Sylvan Cemetery by 11:00 am. The tour will start between 11:00 and 11:15.  The tour will last about 1 hour.  There is no charge for this but if you would like to donate to the building of our bell tower then please do. --------- Press Release Historic Sylvan Cemetery, which just recently celebrated its 150th anniversary, will be conducting a guided tour of it’s grounds on Saturday, October 27th at 11:00 am, in conjunction with October Family History Month. Thousands of Sacramento area veterans and citizens have been buried at Sylvan Cemetery since its 1862 inception. The Board of Trustees, in recognition of this very stately and historic location, is commissioning the construction of a bell tower to honor the deceased which will also serve as a fitting tribute to the rich history of those buried within the cemetery walls. Sylvan is a historic cemetery that is the resting place of over 1,300 veterans from the Civil War, Spanish American War, World Wars I and II, the Korean War, the Vietnam Conflict and the Gulf War.  It is also home to founding families and early settlers of Citrus Heights and Fair Oaks, including the Van Maren, Rusch, Volle and Ose families.  More than 8,000 local residents are interred at Sylvan. Sylvan Cemetery District 7401 Auburn Blvd. Citrus Heights 95610 Board Member contact: Jim Monteton (916) 726-9390 Sylvan Cemetery phone: (916) 725-3406 Cemetery website: http://sylvancemetery.com/index.php ### Submitted by Jim Monteton Sylvan Cemetery Board of Trustees Posted by Denise H. Richmond

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