Thursday, October 14, 2010

Voices from Eureka's Silent City Cemetery Tour - starts this weekend!

Friday & Saturday, October 15 & 16 and October 29 & 30.
The “living” history tour features live actors in period costumes playing the roles of early citizens of Eureka Springs reminiscing about their past.
A sneak preview of this year's colorful characters:
Cy Wilson, one of the outlaws killed in the 1927 bank robbery,C
Martha Von Savage, retired vaudeville & Hollywood actress,
Mae Starr Miller, Eureka's first, only and last telephone operator,
Annie Ross House, "Arkansas's Oldest Newspaper Woman",
Charles Stuart Cragen, a man who came here in search of gold and silver,
Sarah Belle Lawrence, a widowed Southern Bell who ran a rooming house
Miss Kitty Goodwin, a resident of one of the hotels on the west side of town,
Hattie Rick Cochran, an early bath house owner,
Carnie Jordan, one of the armed town's merchants who shot Cy Wilson
Charles W. Conner, contractor who built the Carnegie Public Library
One hour tours are scheduled to start around 5:30 p.m. and will leave every twenty minutes, the last one ending at 8:30 p.m. Tickets, $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 years old and under, may be purchased at Cornerstone Bank, Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce, the Historical Museum and at the event.
Free parking and shuttle service will be available at Eastgate Shopping Center located on Hwy 62 East across from Passion Play Road.
The tour is a fundraising project sponsored by Cornerstone Bank for the Eureka Springs Historical Museum. For more information, call the Museum at 479/253-9417 or email

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