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The Family Tree - December/January 2005
Bosque Bello Cemetery Tour

On Saturday, November 6th, the Amelia Island Genealogical Society will present " The Spirit of Bosque Bello", a stroll through the Bosque Bello Cemetery in historic Fernandina Beach, Florida. Guided tours of the cemetery, co-sponsored by the City of Fernandina will focus on the oldest section of Bosque Bello, relating the stories of the families and individuals who shaped Fernandina, Amelia Island, and Nassau County, from the Spanish period in 1800 through the Golden Age of the late 1800s and early 1900s. Come enjoy the tales of the famous, the infamous, and the no-so-famous everyday men and women who left their marks on this area of Florida.

The tours will be conducted continuously during this one-day event from 9:30am through 3pm.  The tour route is four tents of a mile long and the guided tour will last approximately one hour. Tour patrons should enter the cemetery from 14th Street at the main entrance and follow signs for parking. Rest areas will be set up along the tour route should they be needed.

Tickets for this event are $5 in advance, or $7 if purchased on the day of the event.  Advance tickets may be purchased at the Amelia Island Museum of History, 266 S. 3rd Street in Fernandina beginning Monday, October 4th. You may also order tickets by calling (904) 491-5061 or sending a check with your ticket request to AIGS, P.O. Box 6005, Fernandina Beach, Florida 32035-6005.

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