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Evergreen Memorial Cemetery Honors Charles "Old Hoss" Radbourne
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Evergreen Memorial Cemetery continues to honor those that are buried in their Cemetery on Route 66. A recent carving by Top Notch Carvings has completed their most recent Tribute to Charles "Old Hoss" Radbourne.- by Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway correspondent Rod Ferguson.

About the location: Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, founded in the early 1820's, is a historic cemetery nestled in the heart of Bloomington. The 87 acre cemetery begins with a simple entrance, winding avenues, towering trees and an elaborate mausoleum. Evergreen Memorial Cemetery is a wonderful example of preservation, culture and tradition in Central Illinois. It is the resting place of famous figures and ordinary people. People like former Vice President Adlai Stevenson, Revolutionary War soldier David Haggard and niece of L. Frank Baum, Dorothy Louise Gage, basis for the character Dorothy from his book The Wizard of Oz.



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