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Discover Jacksonville via a Segway Tour


Take a Segway Tour or rent a Segway by the hour, either way it is a blast!

Segway tour Jacksonvile Cemetery

Segway tour Jacksonvile Cemetery

Last Monday, some friends and I explored Jacksonville on Segways.  Fun was had by all! 

We rented Segways from Segway of Jacksonville.  After a fun and thorough training session to ensure that we and the Segways will come back happy and hale, we went drove about Neuman Square.  While it was nice to see all the beautiful town homes built in Arts and Craft style, we quickly decided that it was time to get out of “turtle” mode and go uphill to explore the town’s cemetery. The Segways are very zippy and are able to go on smooth trails as well as asphalt.

What a fascinating place! The historic Jacksonville cemetery officially opened for business in 1860, it contains some of the earliest pioneer grave sites in Southern Oregon. Many of the names on the gravestones are familiar, as we see them everyday associated with names of streets, inns, etc.  One of the things that make the Jacksonville Cemetery unique is that it is divided into 7 different sections made up of both religious and fraternal organizations, e.g., Jewish, Catholic, the IOOF, Masons, etc.

Segway Tour training The cemetery is set within a lovely native Madrone grove high on a knoll overlooking Jacksonville’s downtown. Being in fall, the cemetery was dusty and dry, but I definitely want to return in the springtime when the native flowers will be in full bloom and grasses have greened up.

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Ellen

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October 7th, 2012

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