Sunday, October 30 at 1-4 pm
Join us as we ride through the oldest Rural Cemetery west of the Mississippi. A visual feast for the eyes with its magnificent funerary architecture and beautiful landscaping, Bellefontaine Cemetery is also home to a large number of well-known former St. Louisans. We’ll visit the graves, among others, of the man who nearly killed Andrew Jackson; the man who is best remembered as a leader of the Corps of Discovery; the woman who lost a landmark Supreme Court voting rights case; the formerly marginalized author who is now part of the literary mainstream; the minister whose school was located on a steamboat in the middle of the Mississippi River; and the riverboat pilot who gave Samuel Clemens his nom de plume.
Our fearless leader is local historian Harold Karabell.
$15/person (Bring your water.)
A sag wagon will provide a lift for those afoot. Park within the cemetery as available, or on West Florissant.
This is a fundraiser for humanitarian needs in Palestine and St. Louis Friends of Bethlehem, a 501(c)3 non profit.
Secure online payment and registration on our website: https://st-louis-friends-of-bethlehem.square.site/
- or by check sent via snail mail to:
St. Louis Friends of Bethlehem
4121 W Pine Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108