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Waldheim Cemetery

Address:
863 Des Plaines Ave
Forest Park, IL 60130, US

Category: Community

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Labor Trail

Originally founded by German Masonic lodges in 1873, Waldheim contains "Dissenters' Row," 24 graves of noted radicals and labor heroes such as Lucy Parsons, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, Emma Goldman, and William Z. Foster. The centerpiece is the monument at the graves of the Haymarket Eight convicted for their part in the 1886 Haymarket Riot, four of whom were hanged on "Black Friday," November 11, 1887.



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