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Last month’s historic tour of Sylvan Cemetery was so popular that it is being offered again on Saturday, Oct. 27, during October Family History Month.
History abounds at the cemetery, which is the burial site for over 1,300 veterans of the Civil War, Spanish-American War, World Wars I and II, the Korean War, the Vietnam conflict and the Gulf War.
In addition, the cemetery is the final resting place of many early settlers and founding families of the region, including the Van Maren, Ose, Rusch and Volle families.
Sylvan Cemetery recently commemorated its 150th anniversary, and is commissioning a bell tower to honor the 8,000 citizens interred at Sylvan.
Weather permitting, anyone interested in attending the historic tour should arrive at 11 a.m. The tour will last about an hour and is free, but donations for the bell tower are welcome.
The cemetery is located at 7401 Auburn Blvd. in Citrus Heights. For more information, please contact board member Jim Monteton at 916-726-9390, or the office at 916-725-3406.