Ste Genevieve Memorial Cemetery Field Trip
Widely known as Missouri's 'oldest' cemetery, this plot was originally given to the 'Catholic Citizens' of Ste. Genevieve by the Spanish Government. Between 3500 and 5000 Catholics, non-Catholics, Native Americans and African American slaves are buried here. It is also the final resting place for such notables as US Senator Lewis F. Linn, Felix and Odile Valle' and many other Missouri Pioneers. The cemetery is currently undergoing restoration by the Foundation for Restoration of Ste. Genevieve, Inc.
American History II Examines Local History
Students in American History II walked to the Memorial Cemetery to examine the different types of tombstones, find family plots, military tombstones, and unique tombstones. Students spent the hour taking pictures and notes over the cemetery and then created a slide presentation. Great day and we learned a lot.