GLOBE- The Historic Globe Main Street Program and its partners are pleased to announce the revival of the Historic Cemetery Tour, Saturday, April 8th, beginning at 6:30pm. The Globe Cemetery is a unique and historic location, dating back to its founding in 1876. Many persons from Arizona’s and Globe’s early history have come to be buried here. This tour will acquaint guests with some of the cemetery’s earliest “residents”, as they share brief accounts of their lives and contributions to early Globe.
Please note: This is NOT a ‘ghost’ nor ‘ghoulish’ tour, but a respectful and historic walking tour of an early “Who’s Who” of Globe. Expect personal accounts of lives by actors portraying Al Sieber, Judge Aaron Hackney, Phineas Clanton, Irene Vickrey and others. (The scale of undertaking for the tour limits us to the lowest loop of the earliest section of the cemetery. Look for further accounts including the Buffalo Soldiers and the Chinese experience to be included in a future tour.)
The approximately 1-1/2 hour tours begin at the 1916 train depot on Broad Street and wrap up at the historic 1910 Sheriff’s Office “JailYard Cantina” party (with rumored old West shoot-outs and more) on Oak Street one block from the starting point. Guests will depart and arrive by shuttle. (Please note that the tour is only available by shuttle, as the cemetery affords no parking, and will be closed to vehicles during the tour itself).
There will also be a Model T on hand to shuttle folks up, for an additional donation to the 1910 Jail restoration fund.
Tours are $15 per person, children under the age of 10 free with adult supervision. Or the pre-sale partnership tickets with the historic home and building tour are $25 per person, include both tours, and if purchased by April 7th, come with a bonus gift.
Guests are advised to wear comfortable clothing and shoes suitable to walk the lower loop on a April evening. The last tour will depart at 8pm. Advance tickets are recommended and available at the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts, Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce and The White Porch Gifts. We hope you will join us in this theatrical recount of early Globe history! Original script written by Kip Culver, for whom we are forever thankful. For more information, call one of our ticket locations or visit us on Facebook under “Globe Historic Downtown.”
Plan to stay and play at one of many of our B&B’s, hotels and local shops, restaurants and watering holes. Some of our gracious sponsors and partners in this tour include the Copper Cities Community Players, Cobre Valley Center for the Arts, Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce, Bullion Plaza Mining and Mineral Museum, The Gila County Historical Museum, Besh Ba Gowah, the Wilson family, the Elliot family, Chris Swinney and the regrouped Vigilantes, over 75 actors and volunteers and many departments of the City of Globe and more to be honored at the event. For sponsorship information please contact event lead: Molly Cornwell 928-425-4000 or 480-345-7477.
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