Walking Tour: Lyons Cemetery

Category: Event Calendar

Past Dates & Times

  • Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location

Lyons Redstone Museum - 340 High St.

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Details

The Lyons Cemetery Historic Walking Tour will take place on Saturday, August 24, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Lyons Cemetery, located on Cemetry Circle, at the north end of Third Avenue. The approximately forty-five-minute tours will start at 1:00 and continue every half hour with the last tour departing at 3:00pm. Participants will learn the history of the cemetery and the stories of some of those buried there.

Just a few of the many stories included on the tour are the untimely death of Leonard Lyon, son of town founder E.S. Lyon; the story of the classical musician from Germany who came to Lyons for health reasons and brought music to a fledgling community; and the heroic mine worker who saved several men from death in a mine in Nederland.

The earliest recorded burial in the cemetery is that of a 29-year-old quarry worker who died an accidental death June 28, 1888 and was buried by his employer the Nebraska & Colorado Stone Company. The location of his burial within the cemetery is unknown. The oldest existing markers in the cemetery date to July 1890 and October 1890.

The tours are free but donations are welcomed. Wear walking shoes, a hat, and sunscreen for this first of its kind historic tour in Lyons. Water and granola bars will be provided courtesy of the Redstone Museum. Please, no pets on the tour.

 

For more information, visit www.lyonsredstonemuseum.com or call 303-823-5271.

Photo courtesy of Lyons Redstone Museum