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Self-guided tour provides glimpse of local history


2016 Tombtone Tour actors have an "arresting" moment. From left is "Outlaw Ike Black" played by Darrell Kline, "The Bootlegger" played by Arden Chaffee, and "U.S. Marshall Gus Hadwiger" played by David Manning. The Alva Municipal Cemetry has self-guided maps so visitors can trace the tour route.

We may not think of the local cemetery as a place to tour, but in 2016 the Cherokee Strip Museum came up with a way to familiarize the public with some of the historic people buried there. The Talking Tombstones tour was a sold-out success in raising funds for the museum.

That tour required a lot of preparation with local residents in costumes presenting the stories of long ago residents who were buried in the Alva Municipal Cemetery. Those who missed the tour can still view the last resting places these interesting individuals through a self-guided tour of the cemetery.

Maps are available...

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