Learn about the women of Lake View Cemetery

JAMESTOWN – Some of the women who are buried at Lake View Cemetery are well-known. The most recognized name is Lucille Ball. Many have heard stories about Grace Galloway, Marion VanVlack or Ebba Goranson. All have been highlighted in previous tours. But what about the doctor who spent 30 years providing health care for women and children in India? Or the missionary who taught in China, starting in 1910? How about the woman who for 25 years operated an Underground Railroad station from her home in Jamestown? These are only but a few of the women who have had a hand in shaping the Jamestown community and beyond.

Come and spend an evening learning how these women; doctors, missionaries, business leaders, teachers and housewives helped to make Jamestown the community it was and still is today.

The tour will start at the offices of Lake View Cemetery, at the corner of Lakeview Avenue and Buffalo Street at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 25. The tour is free, however reservations would be appreciated. Stop at the cemetery office, email the cemetery at lakeviewcemetery@windstream.net, or call 665-3206 to reserve a spot. This will be a walking tour about 60 to 90 minutes in duration. Many of the stops are near paved roadways; however there will be some “off-road” excursions. Wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. Donations will be gratefully accepted.