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Updated: 06/11/2014 08:00:03AM

History of Law and Streaty

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PHOTO BY AL PALMER

Oak Hill Cemetery, established in 1848, is the final resting place for dozens of Confederate soldiers, and is featured on the Polk History Center's Civil war Veterans Cemetery Tour in Bartow.

PHOTO BY AL PALMER

Maria Trippe, curator at the Polk History Center, kicked off Saturday's Civil War Veterans' Cemetery Tour with a discussion of the exploits of Confederate Gen. Evander Law who is buried at Oak Hill Cemetery in Bartow.

By CATHY PALMER

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There were no haunts, ghosts or goblins out on Saturday as about a dozen souls toured Bartow’s Oak Hill Cemetery in search of history and to view the final resting place of some of its heroes and founding fathers.

The Polk County History Center’s Civil War Veterans Cemetery Tour on Saturday was hosted by Polk Historic Preservation Manager Myrtice Young, History Center Curator Maria Trippe and History Center Curator of Education and Programming Shelly Drummond.

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