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Dec. 10, 8 am - Hollywood Cemetery, part A

  • One Monument Avenue Apartment

    413 Stuart Circle, Richmond, VA (map)

    37.552120 -77.458054

  • Here are some things you'll learn on this hike I bet your friends don't know.

    - How could J. E. B. Stuart's receding chin have precipitated events that nearly changed the course of American history?

    - Who is the sculptor that you have never heard of who designed four prominent monuments in Richmond, and what are those monuments?

    - Who is the "Founder" of Richmond, and what were the sexual exposes involving him and his much younger wife all about?

    - Why did Democratic Virginia Senator Byrd work against the election of Democratic Presidential candidate Truman?

    -  What did General "Extra Billy" Smith do at Gettysburg that caused him to abruptly resign his military commission in the Confederate Army?

    - How did Elizabeth Glasgow become famous?

    - What's the jaw-dropping thing about the criminal who placed the capstone on the Confederate Monument that is as incredible as the story about how we got that job done?

    - What's the controversy about the first Confederate to die in the war about?

    -  What famous woman insisted her husband had a bastard son?  Was she right?

    - What was the "conspiracy of silence" among lots of U. S. Army soldiers prior to the War Between the States?  Hint: It involved American Indian women.

    - Why were two women buried in the Confederate section of the cemetery when it was strictly reserved for Confederate soldiers and neither was a soldier?  Who are they?

    Some of my hikes include much historical commentary, and others are primarily just hikes.  This one is in the former category so expect to make frequent stops to discuss the historical sites we'll come by.  

    This revised version of the Hollywood Cemetery Part A covered 4 miles in 4 hr, 23 min. July 25, 2015.   Here's the map:

    We did this hike Nov. 8, 2015 covering 3.7 miles in 4 hr 8 min.  Here's the map:

    We will begin at Stuart Circle in the Fan.

    Parking is available on the 4th (top) level of the parking structure across Lombardy Street from One Monument Avenue apartments and behind the First English Lutheran Church.

    Parking is also available on the first floor street level in the section nearest Lombardy street if you choose a space reserved for OMA (One Monument Avenue) visitors.

    The address of the church is 1603 Monument Ave, Richmond, VA 23220.

    Below is a view looking north. Notice Stuart Circle in the background and One Monument Avenue Apartment to the right.

    We will assemble here at the front of One Monument Avenue.

    Then hike through historical Oregon Hill

    on our way to Hollywood Cemetery.

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  • Dennis B.
    Founder, Organizer,
    Event Host

    The raw power, beauty and history of the James River fascinate me, and I enjoy sharing it with... more

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    JRHStar VIII Bronwen
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    Duchess I Star III Carolyn, CCM
  • Ivelina

    I work in VCU in the area of innovation and entrepreneursh­ip. Originally from Easter Europe.... more

  • Christine
    Knightess Christine - Hiked at Dawn


  • Saa'd­ia W.

    I love hiking especially in cool weather or when the trees and flowers are in bloom.

  • Drew F.

    I enjoy walking and talking with others

  • Wendy F.

    I enjoy being outdoors, exploring different historical sites and the natural wonders in our... more

  • Anne F
    Duchess IV Knightess VIII JRH Star I Anne
  • Deidra F.
    Knightess I Deidra

    Hi, I am Deidra. I'm looking for fun active things to do around the city or all over Virginia.

  • Monica B.

    Hi! I've been in Richmond 7 years & love the history! Love hiking with Dennis!

  • Paula A.
    Knightess I JRH Star II Paula

    Love being active and outside. I also play tennis and scuba dive and am a citizen... more

  • Todd T.
    Knight Todd Tyson, Hiked @ Dawn

    My perfect day is one of a multi-day float with sporadic Class IIs, good company, tasty food,... more

  • Ben +1

    Hello! My wife (Irina) and I moved to RVA (Midlothian) a little over three years ago and we both... more

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    Duke 1 Knight I Marcel, CCM

    Brought to you by the letter "U"... Unconventional­, unorthodox, unofficial, unsanctioned..­.

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  • Bob H.
    Knight III Bob

    I'm looking forward to meeting new friends and going on a hike.

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    Luck is the residue of good planning - Knight Rick II

    Not all who wander are lost.

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