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Monday April 15th 2024

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Cemetery Events Summer ’22

Cemetery Events Summer ’22

Summer Events at Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery Photo courtesy of TIM MCCALL Check the Friends of the Cemetery Facebook page for more events in the summer and later in the fall. Want a tour but don't see one that works? Contact Sue Hunter Weir at s-hunt1@umn.edu to talk about setting one up. Open Streets East Lake Street Saturday, August 13, 11 AM-4:30 PM Stop by and play old-fashioned games (there will be prizes for the kids), take a self-guided smartphone tour, and talk with volunteers. Murder, Mayhem and More (sponsored by Preserve Minneapolis) Sunday, August 21, Tours at 10 AM and 1 PM 10 AM: Tour will cover the southeast quadrant of the cemetery which includes many of the oldest graves, as well as the grave of our most notorious criminal, and those of notable territorial pioneers. 1 PM: Tour will cover the southwest quadrant of the cemetery, including the grave of William Goodridge, a pre-Civil War conductor on the Underground Railroad, [...]

A Winter Tale of Friendship and Kindness

A Winter Tale of Friendship and Kindness

By SUE HUNTER WEIR An earlier version of this story appeared in the December 2004 edition of the alley. It is a story about kindness and generosity, qualities that sometimes seem in short supply during these challenging times. Sometimes it’s good to remember good people doing kind things for strangers.Thanks to Tim McCall for providing additional information about Mr. Howard’s military service. The story of Captain Samuel J. Howard’s death was front page news on December 20, 1908. The story of his death was a human-interest story—a holiday story about kindness and generosity, and a story about friendship between two strangers. Because of that friendship, Captain Howard, who had no known connection to the city of Minneapolis, came to be buried in Minneapolis Pioneers and Soldiers Cemetery. Captain Howard was a 72-year-old Civil War veteran who was traveling from Olympia, Washington, where he lived in a veterans’ home, to Boston for Christmas. Although the newspaper [...]

Memorial Day Photos by Tim McCall

Memorial Day Photos by Tim McCall

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