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MARQUETTE, MI – Park Cemetery was the host of a special walking tour this afternoon. Coordinated by the Marquette Regional History Center, the walk featured stories of athletes. Characters in U.P. history who are buried in Park Cemetery also made an appearance, highlighting their life achievements.
“This year, we’re doing an athletic theme in honor of the Summer Olympics so we’re featuring a hockey family, a wonderful all-round female athlete and an amazing world champion wrestler from Marquette,” said Betsy Rutz, Marquette Regional History Center Educator.
Making a special appearance was student athlete Orry Elor from NMU’s wrestling team. He spoke to those in attendance and even showed off a few wrestling moves.