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Cemetery tour looks at ghosts of Slocan Lake

Silvery Slocan Historical Society hosting walking tour Oct. 14
New Denver’s cemetery has about 1,000 burials. On Oct. 14, some of their stories will be told through a walking tour. Photo submitted

New Denver’s picturesque cemetery dates to 1892 when pioneer prospector Jack Evans died of appendicitis. In the ensuing 125-plus years, about 1,000 more people have been buried in the cemetery’s upper and lower sections. Once privately owned by a funeral home, today it is maintained by the village.

On Sunday, Oct. 14 at 2 p.m., the Silvery Slocan Historical Society presents a walking tour of noteworthy graves, including people claimed by mining accidents, avalanches, Spanish flu, and murder. You’ll hear about pioneer doctors, early families, and the hero of a shipwreck.

Meet at either the upper cemetery on Atlantic St. (off Denver Siding Rd.) or at the Knox Church at 1:45 p.m. to walk/carpool up.

The event will be postponed in case of a downpour, but will go ahead in a drizzle, so bring an umbrella.