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County Genealogical and Historical Society to host cemetery walk
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[SEPT. 15, 2006]
For the first time ever, the Logan County
Genealogical and Historic Society has teamed up with the Logan
Railsplitting Association to host a cemetery walk in Old Union
Cemetery. On both Saturday and Sunday, the walk will begin at 10
a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. This new event is open to the public and is
presented in hopes of connecting you with the people of Logan
County's past and to build pride in our community.
The walk will feature early settlers and prominent people of Logan
County. Local impersonators in period costume will give a brief
history of each person.
The individuals featured include the
following: Josephine Davis Wodetzki of the Daughters of the American
Revolution, portrayed by Julia Gerardot and Pat Glenn; Fred CW
Koehnle, portrayed by Tim McCormick; Lucy Evans, portrayed by Jean
Gossett; James Primm, portrayed by Jeremy Norton; Judge Stringer,
portrayed by Ron J. Keller; Aaron Dyer, portrayed by Quintin Veasley;
and Edmund Rankin, portrayed by Bob McCue.
This is the first cemetery walk that has been hosted in Lincoln,
and a positive response is anticipated.
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For more information about the cemetery walk, please call the
Logan County Genealogical and Historical Society at 217-732-3200.
For more information on the other events happening at the
Railsplitting Festival, visit
[Abraham Lincoln Tourism
Bureau of Logan County news release]