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Located approximately three miles east of the city on Hwy It includes 23 acres, 5.
The cemetery was established inand the City of Garden City accepted ownership in June, Valley View Cemetery is located at North 3rd Street. It is the oldest and largest of two city-owned cemeteries.
The first area plotted off in is known as Zone C and it is located north and east of the cemetery office. In the late s, a group of pioneer women formed a Cemetery Club. Every year on Arbor Day the club would meet for the entire day.
Members brought shovels, rakes, and hoes. They planted tree seedlings to shade the new grass they had sown. The women would haul water in barrels and tanks, twice every day, up the hill to the cemetery.
Hard times fell and the drought killed everything. The women decided they would need an on-site well.
A pump and irrigation pipe was added later and the plants and trees thrived. For a small fee the club offered planting and care of grass on the cemetery lots.
With the club funds the ladies hired a caretaker, or sexton. Inthe City of Garden City accepted cemetery operation and maintenance responsibility from the Cemetery Club. Jump to sub Cemetery Club In the late s, a group of pioneer women formed a Cemetery Club.
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