FULTON, Ill. — The Fulton Historical Society's Walk in the Cemetery is set for this weekend.
The first-person enactments at several gravesites will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday at the American Legion Memorial at the Fulton Township Cemetery. Golf carts will be provided for those who would like to ride and/or sit during the presentation.
Visits to early settlers’ sites include: John Baker, the founder of the city of Fulton in 1835; Dr. Lucinda Reed, Fulton’s first female physician, who arrived in 1838; Dr. Charles Griswold, a 60-year practicing physician in Fulton who also served as a surgeon in the Civil War; and Wayne Bastian, a well-known Fulton historian. Many others will be introduced to the attendees including the American Legion War Memorial and the Civil War veterans’ designated plot.
The walk provides the opportunity to view the many stones and monuments that have recently been restored and straightened by the Fulton Township.
Entry at the Third Avenue and Seventh Street entrance is suggested as the flag pole is visible. Parking off to the side of the cemetery road is advised so that the golf carts can drive around the parked vehicles. Rain date is Oct. 22.