FOREST LAWN WALKING TOUR

Omaha Walking Club

80th Anniversary Walk

 March 1999

POINTS OF INTEREST


Numbers correspond to numbers circled on walking tour map.

  1. American Legion – Veterans Section : Veterans of WWII, Korean. Vietnam, and Persian Gulf Wars. (Section 17 American Legion)
  2. Dr. Wm. Henry & Ethel T. Wead Mick – founders of Jobs Daughters (Section 19, lot 39)
  3. Veterans of WWII – Cannon (Section 19)
  4. Statue of George Washington - Erected by Masons (Section 29 Acacia)
  5. Dr. Charles C. Tomlinson – Planted Tomlinson woods, also planted many of the original trees here at the cemetery by bringing them out by wagon. (Section 29 Old Memorial, lot 2)
  6. Clair C. & Mabel L. Criss – founders of Mutual of Omaha. (Section 24, lot 382)
  7. George & Mary Rogers Brandeis – Brandies Dept. Store (Section 23, lot 76)
  8. Swanson Family – Swanson Foods (Section 24, lot 163)
  9. Peter Kiewit – founder of Peter Kiewit Sons Inc. (Section 23, lot 30)
  10. Root family Mausoleum – founders of Woodman of the World fraternal organization. (Section 24, lot 446)
  11. Dietz Mausoleum (Section 21, lot 900)
  12. Alfred D. Jones – Omaha’s first postmaster, used his hat as the first postoffice. (Section 21, lot 923)
  13. Joslyn Mausoleum (Section 21, lot825)
  14. Dr. Harold & Emmy Gifford (Section 21, lot820)
  15. Herman Kountze – started the first banks in Nebraska. (Section 22 Kountze Circle)
  16. Gotlieb Storz Mausoleum (Section 21, lot 40)
  17. Elks Rest (Section 11)
  18. Jesse Lowe – first mayor of Omaha, came to Nebraska as a homesteader in 1850. (Section 10, lot 40)
  19. John Brackin family lot – John was also the first internment at the cemetery. (Section 10, lot 233)
  20. Veterans from Spanish American War (Section 9, lot 15)
  21. Offut family lot (Section 9, lot 282)
  22. Wells family lots – gypsy (Section 5)
  23. Section 6 – the oldest burial sites in the cemetery
  24. Forest Lawn Chapel
  25. Grand Army of the Republic – G. A. R. – Civil War Soldiers

  26. back to Forest Lawn