Nesbitt Memorial Library

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Live Oaks & Dead Folks

First Live Oaks and Dead Folks. '03
   On October 28 and November 1, 2003, the library will sponsor and conduct tours of the old Columbus City Cemetery. At some fifteen sites, actors, illuminated by torches and lanterns and in period costume, will tell the stories of persons buried in the cemetery.
     Entitled "Live Oaks & Dead Folks," the tour will feature William B. Dewees, the founder of Columbus, Dilue Rose Harris, whose reminiscences made her well-known, and many other early Columbus characters.
     Tours begin at 7 p. m. each evening and embark every twenty minutes. The last tour will leave at 9 p. m. As groups move from gravestone to gravestone, guides will amplify the stories and relate other information about the cemetery.
     Tickets may be purchased in advance at the library. No more than ten advance tickets per tour will be sold. Adult tickets cost $5. Children under twelve will be admitted for $3. Individuals may purchase all ten advance tickets for one tour for $40.
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