Use this audio walking tour to explore Deerfield-area veterans (and other related people) in the historic cemetery in Deerfield Illinois. Narrator Dylan Zavagno will introduce the tour and guide you to the graves and librarian Anne Jamieson will detail the lives of those buried there. Along the way we’ll learn about veterans from nearly all of our country’s wars, with a special focus on the Civil War, World War I and II and the home front. The cemetery is located on Waukegan Rd. at the corner of Central Ave..
A .pdf map of the tour can be found here: http://deerfieldlibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Veterans-Day-Cemetery-Tour-Route.pdf
A detailed guide, with map, pictures of graves, and written histories here: http://deerfieldlibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/CemeteryGuide_VeteransDay.pdf
And more info on this and our regular cemetery tour (which covers different people and different stories about some of the same people) can be found here: http://deerfieldlibrary.org/cemeterytours/
Sources for the research and featured music: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gMeywv1ws4wN4BaOyzDD1YRyTrU78lkdL6XTkAuU7ws/edit
The Deerfield Cemetery Commission's website (where you can electronically search the cemetery) is here: http://www.gisconsortium.org/WebApps/StoryMaps/VDF/DeerfieldCF/s2.html
Additional information can be found at the Deerfield Area Historical Society: http://www.deerfieldhistoricalsociety.org/ or explore our local history collection at the library: http://deerfieldlibrary.org/.
Allow approximately one (1) hour to complete the tour, and please remember to observe the following guidelines:
Produced by the Deerfield Public Library. Special thanks to the Deerfield Cemetery Commission and the Deerfield Area Historical Society.