Merced Evening Sun
February 5, 1900
AN AVENUE TO THE CEMETERIES
The Enterprise - Well Under Way - 13th Street Will be Used
A meeting of those interested in the cemetery avenue enterprise was held at Pythian Castle Sunday afternoon, the following lodge representatives being present:
J. M. Smith, Knights of Phythias; E. T. Dixon, Odd Fellows; C. Arnoldy, Y. M. I.; Jas. Carey, Druids; J. A. Norvell, Workman; E. T. Senford, Native Sons; R. A. Meehan, A. O. F.; Geo. Conway, Foresters of America; Mrs. W. O. Moore, Rathbone Sisters; Mrs. Geo. Powell, Sunshine Circle; Mrs. G. E. Nordgren, Native Daughters; Mrs. T. R. Stone, Young Ladies Institute; Mrs. C. M. French, Women of Woodcraft.
J. A. Norvell was chosen permanent chairman and R. A. Meehan, secretary. It was decided to run the avenue on 13th street, from Huffman avenue to the general cemetery, with a branch on J street running to the Catholic cemetery. The trees to be set out on each side of the avenue will be red gum variety, 750 being the number necessary. They cost $30 per thousand, delivered. The Crocker-Huffman company agrees to furnish water free for a year with which to irrigate the young trees.
Each lodge in town will contribute to the undertaking and the citizens generally will be called upon for assistance. It is the desire of the committee to get the necessary funds raised so the work of planting the trees can be commenced within a month. J. M. Smith, E. F. Sanford and James Carey are the members of the subscription committee.
Transcribed by Alma Stone