Walking Tour, Sat. Oct 10

Did you know that the largest Red Buckeye tree in North America is right here in the Raleigh Court neighborhood? See this, and more, at Evergreen Burial Park’s 5th annual Historic Walking Tour. Here’s the details from the press release:

Evergreen Burial Park to Host Historical Walking Tour

Evergreen Burial Park will host its 5th annual historical walking tour Sunday October 10, 2010 beginning at 2:00 PM.

Participants should wear comfortable walking shoes and meet at the cemetery office located at the corner of Summit Avenue and Brighton Road in southwest Roanoke City.

Evergreen is the resting place for more than 22,000 including a number of noteworthy persons including Governor J. Lindsay Almond, 15 Roanoke City Mayors, 5 Norfolk and Western Presidents, a Virginia Poet Laureate, and numerous members of Roanoke’s founding families.

Evergreen is also the home of the North America Champion Red Buckeye tree.

This is a free event to the public and all are welcome to join us for an informal tour highlighting those famous and infamous individuals from our city’s past. Refreshments follow.

Evergreen Burial Park began in 1916 in what was then Roanoke County, but is now the heart of Raleigh Court.

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