Bucket List: Visit the women of Woodland Cemetery

Some of the most interesting Daytonians now rest at 118 Woodland Ave, Dayton — the famed Woodland Cemetery.

And many of the dead, but not forgotten, are women.

You’ve got to get to know the ladies of Woodland Cemetery & Arboretum.

The cemetery makes it easy to learn about long-passed Daytonians like newspaper columnist-turned-syndicate author Erma Bombeck and Elizabeth Richter, the Queen of Dayton’s Red Light District.

Guided Women of Woodland tours are completely free, and are set for June 6, July 11, Aug. 8, Sept. 12 and Oct. 10 starting at 10 a.m. Reservations are appreciated and groups are asked to sign up.

Brochures for self-guided tours are available in Woodland’s administration building. Pamphlets for other notable people historical tours are also available.

A free Women of Woodland program will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, March 14 at the Miamisburg Branch of the Dayton Metro Library, 35 S. Fifth St., Miamisburg. It will showcase more than 25 life histories of some of Dayton’s most well-known women.

To sign up for Woodland Cemetary tours, call 937-228-3221.

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