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Hear Sycamore history at Elmwood Cemetery Walk

“Etched in Stone,” the DeKalb County History Center’s annual Heritage Cemetery Walk will be held Sept. 22.
“Etched in Stone,” the DeKalb County History Center’s annual Heritage Cemetery Walk will be held Sept. 22.

It is that time of year again; “Etched in Stone,” the DeKalb County History Center’s annual Heritage Cemetery Walk, is set for Sunday, Sept. 22.

“This is always one of our most popular programs,” Michelle Donahoe, executive director of the DeKalb County History Center, said in a news release. “The Cemetery Walk is always a great way to learn about little-known stories in Sycamore’s history,”

This year, the Sons of Union Veterans partnered with the History Center. They researched and selected the individuals they will be presenting during the Cemetery Walk. This year’s highlights include: Linus Holcomb, 1st Sgt. Company A. 105th; Reuben Holcomb (longtime sheriff and Civil War veteran); Peter Lloyd Pratt 1874-1913 (president of the class of 1897, U.S. Naval Academy); Elias West (Civil War veteran); Ella West (wife of Elias and prominent citizen); A.J. Blanchard (Civil War captain, superintendent of Sycamore schools; Charles Boynton (prominent citizen); Abram Ellwood Jr. (mayor of Sycamore)

Note the new date – Sept. 22. This event traditionally was held the first Sunday in October. The Cemetery Walk will start at 1 p.m. at Elmwood Cemetery in Sycamore. The program will begin at the mourning house. The suggested donation is $5 a person. 

For information, call 815-895-5762 or visit dekalbcounthistory.org.

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