Burr Oak focus of tour
Tombstone tour revealed some of Burr Oak's history
June 10, 2021
Tour of Tombstones was part of the Burr Oak 150th Celebration over the week-end. The tour was held at the Burr Oak Cemetery following the celebration parade. The guide was Gloria Garman-Schlaefli, who wrote the book, "Burr Oak, The Roots Run Deep."
She started the tour with the group viewing the site of Burr Oak from the hill east of town, where the cemetery is located, down into the White Rock Valley. She pointed out what she thought drew the first settlers to pick this location to establish their homes, where the White Rock Creek joins up with the Burr Oak Creek. She told about the his...