Cemetery walk to feature early pioneers

6th Annual Spirits of Erath County Cemetery Walk

Tarleton State University

Thursday, October 31, 2013

STEPHENVILLE, Texas—The sixth annual Spirits of Erath County Cemetery Walk, co-sponsored by Friends of the Dick Smith Library and the Stephenville Historical House Museum, will feature vignettes from the past and tell the stories of early settlers of the area.

Scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 3, the event featuring guided tour stops at Stephenville’s West End Cemetery located across from the Tarleton campus, will include stories about the lives of several Stephenville residents. Actors, with costuming provided by the Tarleton theatre department, will entertain attendees by portraying men and women from the city’s colorful past, including: Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Berry, Dr. Joseph Brown Gordon, Dr. Anthony Ernest Lankford, and murderer F.M. “Old Man” Snow and his slain wife, step-son and mother-in-law. Several victims of the 1918 Spanish flu epidemic will also have their stories told. A brass band and banjo player will also entertain guests during the tour.

New to this year’s Cemetery Walk are two times for attendees to choose from: 2 and 4 p.m. Admission is $5 with proceeds benefitting the two sponsoring organizations. Water will be provided during the tour, and attendees are invited to bring a lawn chair if they choose to sit at the tour stops.

For more information about this event or to become involved with Friends of the Dick Smith Library, please contact Glenda Stone at 254-968-4750.


Tarleton State University
A member of The Texas A&M University System

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