Time: September 20, 2009 from 10am to 1:30pm
Location: Chapel of the Chimes, Mountain View Cemetery
Street: 4499 Piedmont Ave.
Website or Map: http://maps.google.com/maps?f…
Event Type: walking tour, civil war veterans, mountain view cemetery
Organized By: Oakland Heritage Alliance
Latest Activity: Jan 21, 2010
Honor and visit all the Civil War veterans resting at Mountain View Cemetery this Sunday. Historian Dennis Evanosky will lead the way, so this seasonal highlight should not be missed!
Get to know Civil War-era denizens at Mountain View. Meet Senator William McKendree Gwin, David Doughty Colton and Jack Hayes. Learn about their involvement in an 1859 duel. We’ll also meet “drummer boy” Annie Glud, Dr. Chloe Buckel and other veterans from both sides of the conflict.
The 3.5 hour tour highlights the restored Grand Army of the Republic plot, final resting place for over 200 veterans. Since this is Mountain View cemetery, be prepared for a hilly walk.
This tour is part of the Oakland Heritage Alliance's seasonal tours, which requests donations of $15/head ($10/head for members) to benefit the Alliance.
More about Dennis Evanosky...
Dennis Evanosky is the city editor at the Alameda Sun and a free-lance writer with five published books: East Bay Then and Now; San Francisco in Photographs; San Francisco Then and Now; Oakland’s Laurel District; Mountain View Cemetery and Alameda’s Architectural Treasure Chest. He is currently the editor of the Alameda County Historical Society’s newsletter.
Dennis served the Oakland Heritage Alliance as its newsletter editor for two years. He has received several Partners in Preservation Awards, with Steve Mix and Eric Turowski for a calendar featuring the Oakland Laurel district’s history; for restoring the Civil War section of Mountain View Cemetery; and for assisting Bill Caldwell with Oakland: A Photographic Journey.
He has since teamed with Eric J. Kos to create 11 more history calendars featuring both Oakland and Alameda. Eric and Dennis also created the web site www.oaklandhistory.com.
Dennis leads tours for Oakland Heritage Alliance that include the Laurel and Dimond Districts, Leona Heights, the Estuary, Preservation Park and the Pardee Home Museum; the Redwoods and Mountain View Cemetery’s connection to the Civil War.