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Crook County Library hosts summer cemetery walks


July 9, 2020

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 on Thursday, July 9 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 – at Mt. Moriah we will “meet” Charles Laney, Otis Zimmerschied, Bill Blakeman, Bert and Anna Hutchins, Lola Jane Grice, William Brockett Elizabeth Hamlin Bruner and more.

They represent a mixed bag of nationalities, backgrounds and professions: two former Crook County sheriffs, a member of the Sundance fire company, homesteaders in the Warren Peak area, miners and grocers, Civil War veterans, even a father “conspicuous for quarrels and petty lawsuits.” Some have no descendants in Crook County, some left a legacy of ancestors who continue living here today.

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 9, Hulett Cemetery on July 23, Moorcroft Cemetery on August 6, and Beulah Cemetery off on August 20.

For more information please contact Jill Mackey at 283-1008 or email [email protected]


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