Sunday, September 24, 2017

Chariton Cemetery Heritage Tour is today!

Among the questions of the day --- Will Trae Hall, who is portraying Pvt. Forrest D. Youtsey in today's 14th annual Chariton Cemetery Heritage Tour, pass out while wearing a full World War I-era uniform --- 100 percent wool --- during his presentation?

I doubt it seriously --- he's a sturdy young man and by 4 p.m. there should be a good breeze in the shade in front of the Chariton Cemetery Shelter House.

We're really looking forward to this year's tour and to sharing the stories of five fascinating people whose mortal remains rest in Section E --- the area east and north of the Shelter House. See the poster above. Many thanks to the brave souls who have volunteered to portray them.

Seating will be provided in front of the shelter house and refreshments will be served therein when the program is complete.

There is an admission charge, $5 payable at the cemetery gate or elsewhere. This is the only fund-raising project of the Chariton Historic Preservation Commission and this year we hope to finish gathering sufficient funds to pay for a suitable marker at Potters Field, where last year's tour was held.

Hope to see you this afternoon!

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