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New Meetup: Greenwood Cemetery Moonlight History Tour

From: Kim
Sent on: Monday, September 20, 2010 10:08 PM
WHAT: A stroll through historic Greenwood Cemetery. The walk is approximately 4 miles within the 100-acre cemetery and will briefly visit about 100 graves of notable individuals in Orlando's history.

WHEN: Friday, October 22, 2010; 9:00pm ? 11:00pm.**

WHERE: Greenwood Cemetery, 1603 Greenwood Street, Orlando**

HISTORY: Greenwood Cemetery, established in 1880, is the final resting place of many of Orlando?s founding families. Some of the historical families include: Joseph Bumby, Mayor Mahlon Gore, Cassius Boone (Great-Grandson of Daniel Boone), Mayor Capt. James Parramore, Mayor Bob Carr, Mayor Beardall, T. G. Lee, David Lockhart, Samuel Robinson, Mayor Braxton Beacham, Elijah Hand, Carey Hand, Joe Tinker just to name a few.

COST: Free. However, donations to help Greenwood defray costs associated with replacing the 140 trees lost in three hurricanes during 2004 are welcome.

** Greenwood Cemetery is located east of Mills Ave, just South of the 408 and North of Gore Street. Plan to meet at/outside the cemetery office on Greenwood Street by 8:45pm.

NOTE: Kim is listing this event on a few Meetup groups, so if you see it more than once, please only RSVP on one of them, since we have limited spaces. Thanks :-)

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