The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

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March 28, 2013

Cemetery Walk set April 6

PALESTINE — The public will have the opportunity to learn more about the founding of the city of Palestine during the Historical Cemetery Walk set for Saturday, April 6.

Actors dressed in period costumes will portray residents from the city’s past during the event. Hourly tours will begin at 9:30 a.m.

“You will meet Captain William Kimbro, a veteran of the Battle of San Jacinto; Louisiana ‘Aunt Bee’ Small, who nursed Civil War soldiers from Granbury's Brigade; Alexander Joost who owned the first store on Courthouse Square; Dr. Henry H. Link, a physician who began his practice in Palestine in 1851; and Mary Micheaux Swanson, member of one of the city’s founding families,” a library news release said. “You may also meet other historical residents of Palestine and learn more about the history of our city and how people lived during the period from the time Texas became a state in 1846 to the period immediately after the Civil War.”

Tickets are $15 per person and are available at Palestine Public Library.

All proceeds benefit the maintenance of the Palestine City Cemeteries. For more information, call the library at 903-729-4121.

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