Jane Francoeur will offer a second season of historical walking tours of Merrill, from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.
In response to requests from past walkers, this year’s schedule includes three new walks as well as last summer’s popular West Side 1912 walk, which focuses on the contributions of August H. Stange.
East Side 1912 is the companion to the West Side walk. The tour follows John N. Cotter, a prominent businessman and politician of the time, on his daily round. The East Side (Friday, 6:30 p.m.) and West Side (Saturday, 4:30 p.m.) walks are held the last weekends of May, June, July and August, as well as all the weekends in June.
The T.B. Scott Mansion is one of the stops on the Holy Cross Hill walk, which will take place the last Saturday of May, June, July and August at 10 a.m. This beautiful walk also includes a history of Riverside Park.
The Law and Order walk, the longest walk at about one and a half miles, covers the history of many city and county government buildings and portions of the Center Avenue Historic District. The walk begins at 3 p.m. on the last Friday of May, June, July and August to allow for a tour of the interior of the Lincoln County Courthouse.
Merrill Walks are about two hours in length with 30-45 minutes of actual walking. No reservations are needed and the walks take place rain or shine. A Merrill Walk costs $5. Children under 12 accompanied by their parents go free. Further information is available at www.merrillwalks.com.