The tour began in the Inner Circle of the library, moved to the Wyoming Room and then ventured out to the cemetery, amidst thunder, lightening, and then what turned into a downpour. Tuesday night was the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery Program conducted by local educator and historian Tyson Emborg.
Close to a hundred people attended the informative tour. Tyson explains the purpose.
The 80 acre cemetery is the resting place of 19,000 souls, surpassing Sheridan's current population. Tyson names some of the recommended upgrades to the cemetery.
Another recommendation was to educate and interpret the history of the cemetery. Tyson did just that, leading the tour group to several grave sites of Sheridan's historical families including the Kendricks, Taylors, Coffeens, and shared several captivating tales of the deceased.
Tyson continues with Kendrick's wife, Eula.
Tyson shared many other stories. During the program, Judy Slack, director of the library's Wyoming Room, gave a tour of the room, focusing on obituary and genealogy research files.