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PUBLIC TOUR: “SKELETONS IN THE CLOSET, Part I” guided sunset walking tour
October 6, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm$5.00
On this interesting “SKELETONS IN THE CLOSET, Part I” walking tour, participants will learn about some skeletons in the closet! Was it one of his three wives, or another long-time lover, that Skiles Test kept in a glass coffin in his “House of Blue Lights” along Fall Creek? Why does one headstone say simply, “Mother of Rosalind” and not her full name, which would have been “Helen Orr Hufnall Phaff English Wegmann English English Prince Prince”? He followed in the footsteps of both his father and grandfather to become bank president, building himself a 40,000 square foot mansion on the east side of town, but by the time Stoughton Fletcher died, he’d lost the house, survived his wife’s suicide, a runaway daughter’s mysterious death, and was working as a hotel elevator operator in Los Angeles when his son committed suicide as well. On this tour we’ll discuss these lives and the lives of others who show us that money does not necessarily bring happiness. (Spoiler alert!)
Note: this is not a creepy tour about ghosts, but a historical tour about some of the people buried at Crown Hill. It’s a two-hour sunset walking tour that will cover about one mile at a comfortable pace for most It’s $5 per person and there’s no need to RSVP. Plentiful free parking is available. Meet the tour guide right inside the 34th St. Gothic stone gate at 3400 Boulevard Place. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early. A restroom will be available before the tour if you arrive early. Wear comfortable walking shoes, dress for the weather, and bring bottled water if desired. Held rain or shine unless the weather is severe. Little ones in strollers and very well behaved dogs on leashes are welcome. (You must pick up after your dog.)