Fairview Cemetery Tour features the burial sites of well-known ABQ surnames, people from 23 countries »Albuquerque Journal
Although there are approximately 12,000 burial sites at Historic Fairview Cemetery, less than 6,000 have markers.
Among those buried at the site are well-known Albuquerque surnames such as Dietz, Wales, Huning, Menaul, Rodey and Ross.
According to Gail Rubin, president of the nonprofit Historic Fairview Cemetery, there are Rough Riders, Buffalo Soldiers and people from at least 23 countries and three Native American tribes buried in Historic Fairview Cemetery.
The nonprofit offers hour-long tours on Monday, May 31 at Fairview Memorial Park, 700 Yale SE.
Rubin says there will be four tours, starting at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon.
A donation of $ 20 per person is requested.
The historic Fairview Cemetery was founded in 1881. It is operated by an Albuquerque nonprofit organization dedicated to maintaining the cemetery and sharing the stories of its residents.
Rubin says board members will be available to discuss how people can get involved.
In addition to the tour, local Model T and Model A automobile clubs will exhibit vehicles from 1908 to 1931 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There is no charge to visit and view the vehicles.
Rubin says participants are advised to wear a mask, hat, hiking boots, or sturdy shoes (to protect the feet from goat heads).
A bottle of water will be provided.
Tours begin at the interior entrance to the Historic Cemetery, north of the Fairview Memorial Park office. Look for a registration table near the entrance to the Albert Congregation section of the cemetery.
The $ 20 donation for each adult and child over 12 is requested to support the upkeep of the cemetery and provide educational materials. Tour groups are limited to 15 people. Buy tickets at historicfairviewcimetièreabq.org.