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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

BELLEFONTAINE CEMETERY TOURS

St. Louis beer barons, statesmen, artists, entrepreneurs, pioneers in exploration, and human rights advocates are among the 87,000 persons who rest at Bellefontaine Cemetery. For the first time ever, Bellefontaine will offer docent-led tours at regular scheduled times. Tours begin April 14, 2012 at 1 pm. The tours will be held on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month. Led by our knowledgeable volunteer docents on a small tour bus, these tours will include such notables as explorer William Clark, brewer Adolphus Busch, poet Sara Teasdale and writer William Burroughs.

See the historic architecture: Louis Sullivan’s 1892 Wainwright Tomb; George Zolnay’s bronze statue at David Rowland Francis’s gravesite; and George Barnett’s Taylor Tomb. The entire history of St Louis can be told by a tour through this historic ground.

WHAT: Tours of Bellefontaine Cemetery
WHEN: 2nd & 4th Saturday of the month starting April 14, 2012
TIME: 1:00 pm- 3:00 pm
WHERE: 4947 West Florissant Ave St Louis, MO 63115
COST: $10; call 314-381-0750 ext. 209 to reserve your seat!

Founded in 1849, this active burial place celebrates the lives of individuals who have shaped our world. This 314-acre park is the first rural cemetery west of the Mississippi, and is one of the nation’s finest examples of a garden cemetery.

Jean Larson Steck
Vice President Customer Relations
(314)381-0750 ext 209

Bellefontaine Cemetery
4947 West Florissant Ave
St Louis, MO 63115

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