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POINT OF INTEREST "A"
Take the north sidewalk, past the flower cutting garden and forest of gongs. Follow the gravel path
through the woods, which will become pavement in about 100 yards. Continue to W. 4th Street.
Turn right (east) and walk downhill to Jefferson Street. Turn left (north) into St. George Cemetery.
 
Before entering St. George Cemetery, take a moment to view the Missouri River bottoms. Imagine a time when the river flowed from bluff to bluff. Hermann residents had the opportunity to witness this during the floods of 1993 and 1995. As you walk through the cemetery, notice the old iron crosses, somewhat unique for a German community that prided itself on stone and brick. The first Roman Catholic cemeteries in the area used wooden and wrought iron crosses. Local blacksmiths made the iron crosses, a generations-old tradition brought here by the Germans. In the Protestant cemeteries, the earliest gravestones were made of cotton rock and sandstone cut by local artisans. A number of these, dating from the 1850s, can be seen in the Hermann City Cemetery on East Hill.
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