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Murder, Mayhem and Museums - A tour of the Old Auburn Cemetery

October 05, 2015

In 1904, he murdered his family and burned the house down to hide the deed. In 1909, she shot her lover through the heart because he reneged on his promise to marry her. Both trials garnered national and international attention.

These and other stories will be featured Oct. 18 as Placer County Museums presents its next cemetery tour, Murder, Mayhem and Museums. The tours will begin at the Old Auburn Cemetery located at 170 Fulweiler Avenue; the first starting at 1:30 p.m. and the last starting no later than 3:30 p.m. 

Old Auburn Cemetery

This is a rain or shine event, so please dress accordingly and wear comfortable shoes.

Placer County museums staff will guide you through a network of attorneys, witnesses, law enforcement, jurors, two victims and even the murderess herself. The tour will last about an hour and includes 25 notable plots.

The Native Sons of the Golden West will have their restored 1860s hearse on display for photographs and will also unveil two grave markers commemorating men who died during the construction of the Mountain Quarries Bridge. 

For more information, please call the Placer County Museums office at 530-889-6500.

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