Oakwood Cemetery Tour Tells of Montgomery's Mysterious Past [May 18]
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Vigilante Hangings, Misplaced Soldiers, and a Strange New Orleans Rendezvous
Oakwood Cemetery Tour Tells of Montgomery’s Mysterious Past
Why did a vigilante committee hang Daniel Starr? Why is there a Napoleonic soldier buried in Montgomery, Alabama? Who was James Chastain and why is there no marker to commemorate his life? Why was Phillip Wray at the Verandah Hotel in New Orleans? Who was Susan Tooley? Why is there a Bowl and Pitcher applique on a tombstone?
Landmarks Foundation invites the public for an early Saturday morning tour of historic Oakwood Cemetery, May 18, at 9 a.m. Join Mary Ann Neeley as she recounts the life stories of a few of those entombed in Scott's Free Burying Ground, the Confederate Graves and the Land of Peace.
The tour is $5.00 to general public; Landmarks' members and children under twelve are free. For further information and registration please call 334-240-4500 or 888-240-1850. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring water for the two-hour tour. Registration is recommended.