Spirit Walk

Jun 8, 2013

On Saturday, June 8th, there will be a "Spirit Walk" at Oak Grove Cemetery in Tomah, just off I-90 and Hwy. 131 North with registration at 9:30 a.m.  The walk begins promptly at 10:00 a.m.

There will be "several live spirits" featuring Tomah Civil War Veterans that died in the war, what they died of, their rations and how the widows and children coped.  There will be a stone cleaning presentation by Jarrod Roll, Director of the Local History Room in Sparta.  Ralph Hendersin of Sparta will show how to find burials on your lot where there are no stones by use of the "dowsing rods" known today as "witching rods".  He will give a presentation on what the huge metal markers are throughout the cemetery, where they came from and why they are not used today.  After the walk, the group will go on to the Tomah Area Museum for drawing of the door prizes and viewing of the Civil War Exhibit and the miniature viewing of the "Lea" Indian trading post.

The presentation of the "Spirit Walk" will be education and historical.  Bring your own folding chairs.  The Monroe County Historical Society and the Tomah Area Museum are sponsoring the event.  For information, call Carolyn Habelman, (608) 378-4388 or Lis Scheitler, 372-7853.

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