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The Valdez Memorial Cemetery and the Valdez Pioneer Cemetery are maintained and managed by the Parks and Recreation Maintenance Department. Both of these cemeteries have historical walking tours. There is a rich history of prospectors and pioneers who came to Valdez in the late 1800’s to create a new life in the last frontier. Some of their stories are captured in writing and told on the walking tours.
Valdez Memorial Cemetery
is located at approximately mile 3 of the Richardson Highway and has both burial lots and a Columbarium for urns. To arrange for plot or niche reservations or interments, or to find out more information on persons buried there, contact the
Office of the Cemetery
at (907) 835-5413.
Valdez Memorial Cemetery Historic Walking Tour Booklet
Valdez Pioneer Cemetery
is located at the end of Walter Day Memorial Drive which can be found at approximately mile 2.5 of the Richardson highway at the Goldfields Softball Complex turn off. This cemetery is no longer actively accepting burials, but rather is a historic site that was affected greatly by the earthquake of 1964.
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