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Graceland Cemetery Tour: Now With Fewer Rich White Guys!

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Graceland Cemetery

4001 North Clark Street

Chicago, IL 60613

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Historically, most of the biggest, most impressive monuments in American cemeteries have been built by rich white guys - brewers, lumber merchants, steel barons, and real estate moguls. But there are more stories at Graceland, some hidden in unmarked graves. Some of those steel barons had daughters who set the city on fire with their scandalous novels, or wives who were attacked as "intolerant abolitionists" by anti-Lincoln papers. There are fugitive slaves, underground railroad workers, soldiers, black pioneers, artists, and many more.

Adam Selzer is the author of Mysterious Chicago, HH: Holmes: The True History of the White City Devil, and many other Chicago history book. He has been running Graceland tours for years, and is now at work on a new authorized "Who's Who" book that's uncovered incredible new stories. The "Now With Fewer Rich White Guys" edition will focus on both the famous and forgotten people who WEREN'T rich merchants, including some whose stories have never been retold. Join him for a 75-90 minute walk through American history. There will be a little overlap between this tour and his standard route (you can't do a Graceland tour without Inez!) but most of the tour will be new for 2019.

- Meet a bit before 11 inside the gates (at N. Clark and W. Irving Park.)

- The cemetery is near the red line, the 22 Clark bus, and the Irving Park bus.

- Limited parking is usually available in the cemetery, and free parking is usually available along Clark Street.

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