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Tour: MELVIN SCHOOLHOUSE & MELVIN-LEWIS CEMETERY
August 30 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
MELVIN SCHOOLHOUSE & MELVIN-LEWIS CEMETERY TOUR
Tuesday, August 30
10:00am to 1:00pm
Gary O’Hara, President, Cherry Creek Valley Historical Society
Lee Whiteley Author and Historian
$25 HRHS Members $30 Non-HRHS Members includes lunch
Do you know where “Melvin, Colorado” was?
What is so special about the Melvin-Lewis Cemetery?
How many bodies are buried there??
Where were the Mile-Houses and major transportation routes and what important role did they play in the settlement of Denver and the Cherry Creek Valley?
Gary O’Hara, President of the Cherry Creek Valley Historical Society, and Lee Whiteley, famed local historian and prolific author, will fill in the answers to the above. Explore the fascinating history of Melvin, CO. Find out about the Mile Houses along present-day Parker Rd. Visit the Melvin School, which is celebrating it’s 100th Anniversary this year! Walk through the Melvin-Lewis Cemetery (wear very sturdy shoes or the cactus will bite!) and think about the sacrifices that many of those buried there gave for our behalf.
Boxed lunch is supplied, which we will enjoy in the Melvin Schoolhouse, a well -preserved 1 1/2 room structure hidden in plain site! Bring your water. sturdy walking shoes, walking stick, hat, and sense of adventure as we travel off of the beaten path in our own backyard!
Transportation is on your own to these nearby yet oh-so-far-away locations in Aurora on/near Parker Rd.