City to host tour of Old Redmond Cemetery on July 15
July 6, 2012 · 12:55 PM
On Sunday, July 15, the City of Redmond will host a tour of the Old Redmond Cemetery at 7000 180th Pl. N.E. from 1-2:30 p.m.
The tour will be led by local historian Tom Hitzroth from the Redmond Historical Society and begin at the flag pole inside the cemetery, which is located within Cedar Lawns Memorial Park.
Kim Dietz, who heads the city's historical preservation program, said this is the first-ever tour of the cemetery and it is in honor of the city's centennial. She said the tour will celebrate and honor a number of Redmond's founders, who are located within the cemetery. The tour will also cover past and modern cemetery design as well as symbolism among the monuments.
Dietz added that they will also discuss how epidemics have affected Redmond as well as mining, railroads and other industries.
"We're going to talk about a wide variety of aspects," she said.
The cost of the tour is $8 with proceeds going to support the historical society.
For more information and to preregister, visit www.redmondhistoricalsociety.org.
The tour will not be held if it rains. To check the status of the tour, call Dietz at (425) 556-2415.