From Boot Hill to paradise

June 29 Museum trek tours Cadwell and Saratoga cemeteries, CCC camp and location of first county fair


Photo from Bob Martin/Dick Perue collection. Historical Reproductions by Perue.

In addition to history of Saratoga's cemeteries, folks on the Saratoga Museum trek Saturday, June 29 will learn about the first Carbon County Fair which was held in Saratoga in 1910. The grandstand and fair grounds were located just east of the stone gates on Pic Pike County Road.

Ever wonder what it takes to convert a cemetery from "Boot Hill" to a place of beauty comparable to paradise?

To find out the answer, attend a Saratoga Museum sponsored historic trek of both Cadwell and Saratoga Cemeteries east of town.

Local historian and tour guide Dick Perue has put together a panel of experts to explore both cemeteries and relate their histories, as well as community efforts to beautify them.

In addition to exploring burial plots, the trek will include visiting the site of the Civilian Conservation Corp camp at stone gates the location of the first Carbon County Fair &a...

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