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.