Have you ever wanted to tour the Llano Cemetery?  Well here's your chance.

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Llano Cemetery is the oldest cemetery in Amarillo.  It started in 1888 when the Morrow family was passing through the area and their 24-year-old daughter Lillian died.  They buried her on a piece of land owned by T.B. Hattie Clisbee.

Michael J. Rivera
Michael J. Rivera

Fast forward to 1891, when Potter County purchased the 20-acre piece of land for $400 creating the Amarillo Cemetery.

Michael J. Rivera
Michael J. Rivera

You can learn more about the history of Llano Cemetery on a historical tour.  Llano Cemetery has offered a historical tour for many years.  In the past it was called the "Twilight Tour," but now they call it the Historical Tour.

It is a chance to tour the cemetery and learn all about the Llano Cemetery's history.  The tour will take you through the cemetery and share stories of those that have made an impact on Amarillo.

Michael J. Rivera
Michael J. Rivera

The tour will begin at the Historic Pantheon Mausoleum.  Then will continue through the cemetery stopping at the burial sites of individuals that have made a historical impact in Amarillo and the community.

The Llano Cemetery Historic Tour will take place on Saturday, October 22nd from 3-7 pm.  The staff and volunteers will be doing several tours throughout that time, and each tour takes 15-20 minutes.

This isn't a scary or haunted tour, it is a historical tour.  It'll be the perfect chance to learn more about Amarillo through the stories of those that have passed before us.

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