And local historian Jeff White knows how to read it
LANSING, Ill. (August 11, 2023) – Local historian and history teacher Jeff White walked through Oak Glen Lutheran Cemetery with Josh, describing how a town cemetery provides insight about that town’s history, if you know what to look for. White’s tour included references to the German and Dutch pioneers who first settled this area, the gradual increase in diversity in the town and the cemetery, a stop at the children’s section of the cemetery, a note about headstones and brick ovens, and appreciation for veterans and their quiet pride in the service they performed.
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