Visitor Attractions

Adlai Stevenson I

From: Fri, Oct 23, 1835

To: Sun, Jun 14, 1914

He served as the 23rd vice president of the United States from 1893 to 1897. Previously, he served as a representative from Illinois in the late 1870s and early 1880s. After his subsequent appointment as assistant postmaster general of the United States during Grover Cleveland's first administration…

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Charles "Old Hoss" Radbourne

From: Mon, Dec 11, 1854

To: Fri, Feb 5, 1897

Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1940, Charles pitched professionally for 11 years in the National League and the Players League.   In those 11 years he won 310 games and lost 191 for a winning percentage of .619.   In 1884 he won 62 games and lost 12. As of 1940, the 62 wins has remained the record for games won in the major leagues.…

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Civil War Veterans Section

From: Fri, Apr 12, 1861

To: Sun, Apr 9, 1865

This plot in Section D commemorates those American military personnel who fought in the Civil War.  This section is surrounded by foot-high concrete walls with cannon ball replicas stacked on top of each corner post. There are approximately 40 ground-level tombstones in the plot. About 50 feet away is a 6 foot monument in memory…

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Spanish-American War Veterans Section

From: Thu, Apr 21, 1898

To: Sat, Aug 13, 1898

This plot in Section 5 commemorates those American military personnel who fought in the Spanish-American War.  This section is surrounded by foot-high concrete walls with cannon ball replicas stacked on top of each corner post. There are approximately 70 tombstones in the plot, which was dedicated on May 30, 1928 by the R.J. Oglesby…

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Dorothy Gage "The Wizard of Oz"

From: Sat, Jun 11, 1898

To: Fri, Nov 11, 1898

Dorothy Louise Gage was born June I l, 1898 to Sophie Jewell and Thomas C. Gage. She died in November I l, 1898 at 5 months of age. She was interred on November 16, 1898. Dorothy Louise Gage was the niece of L. Frank Baum. While he was writing The Wonderful Wizard of Oz the infant died. Maud L Frank Baum's wife and mother of four sons traveled…

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Adlai Stevenson II

From: Mon, Feb 5, 1900

To: Wed, Jul 14, 1965

He was an American lawyer, politician, and diplomat.   A member of the Democratic Party, Stevenson served in numerous positions in the federal government during the 1930s and 1940s, including the Agricultural Adjustment Administration (AAA), Federal Alcohol Administration, Department of the Navy, and the State…

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Plane Crash Memorial

Mon, May 31, 1948

On May 31, 1948, a group of citizens gathered at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery’s Civil War Veteran’s enclosure to honor those who had given to our great nation through their military service.  During the ceremony, a WWII trainer plane flown by James A. Tuley and passenger Chester H. Frahm was flying over Evergreen Memorial Cemetery and…

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