Beautiful weather, bountiful knowledge highlight cemetery tour

The weather was sunny and warm for the Maplewood Memorial Cemetery Tour the evening of Sunday, Oct. 27.

Tour leader Nancy Boyce said she had 26 people pre-register for the event, but about 35 actually showed.

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The tour included information and research about the cemetery provided by one Robert Hodge, to whom Boyce said she's very grateful. Boyce also explained some of the origin stories of not only the cemetery, but the people buried there, including locally well-known names like Plumb and Soden.

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According to Boyce, the only two men from Emporia who didn't go fight in the Civil War were Preston Plumb and William Soden. Plumb stayed to run the newspaper, and Soden stayed to run the mill.

Boyce was on KVOE's Talk of Emporia at 11:05 on Monday, Oct. 28, discussing 75th anniversary activities at the Lyon County Historical Society. Boyce is the public education director for the Historical Society. For more information, contact the Historical Society at 340-6310.

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