The Redlands Area Historical Society, Inc.
“Walking Tour of Hillside Cemetery”
Saturday, October 22. 2022
1540 Allesandro Road, Redlands
On Saturday October 22 the Redlands Area Historical Society will conduct the thirteenth annual walking tour of Hillside Memorial Park 1540 Alessandro Road at 4:00 p.m. beginning near the Egyptian Mausoleum and finishing before sundown. Tom Atchley will lead the tour assisted by Ron Running, John Paul Beall and Kathleen Beall. Fee for the tour is $10 for Historical Society members and $15 for non-members. The walk will not be lengthy but uneven surfaces and moderate hills are abundant in the cemetery.
Judson and Brown, the founders of Redlands, never envisioned a cemetery in their preliminary map of Redlands in 1881. When their good friend and mentor, Myron Crafts, died in 1886 the event led to their purchase of 23.47 acres from the Southern Pacific Railroad Land Company. Judson and Brown then donated this Hillside Cemetery site to the Hillside Cemetery Association. The association consisted of six board members: John W. Edwards, Edward G. Judson, Charles Putnam, A.L. Park, Karl C. Wells and James S. Edwards. They met the first time June 8, 1886. The city did not take over management of the cemetery until February of 1918.
Join the tour and learn many other interesting facts on Hillside Memorial Cemetery, one of the few city-managed cemeteries in California.