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Burr Oak focus of tour

Tombstone tour revealed some of Burr Oak's history


Gloria Garman-Schlaefli led visitors to the Burr Oak Cemetery on a Tour of the Tombstones during the Burr Oak:150 Years on the White Rock Festival Saturday.

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...

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