Today's Paper News Sports Obits Events Classifieds Digital FAQ Newsletters Contact us

Historical society to tour Pioneer-Smith Cemetery

by Emily O'Leary | September 2, 2023 at 4:00 a.m.
Emily O'Leary/Fulton Sun Headstones in the Pioneer-Smith Cemetery in Mokane. The Kingdom of Callaway Historical Society will conduct two tours of the cemetery on Sept. 24.

The Kingdom of Callaway Historical Society will host two cemetery tours Sept. 24.

The tour will guide attendees through the nearly 200-year-old Pioneer-Smith Cemetery in Mokane, with actors portraying prominent members of the community who are buried at the cemetery.

Diane Burre Ludwig, volunteer for the historical society, said organizers wanted to do a tour at Pioneer-Smith around three years ago, but were unable due to fallen trees.

"We couldn't take the public in there," Ludwig said. "It was too dangerous."

Since then, Alex Cross helped clean Pioneer-Smith Cemetery as a part of his Eagle Scout project.

Some of the prominent community figures who will be featured in the tour include Col. Thomas Smith, Patrick Ewing, Henry Holman, William Nash Moore and the Ramsey family.

The historical society has not given a cemetery tour in at least seven years, and has seen around 30 attendees in the past, Ludwig said.

Tours will start at 1:45 p.m. and 3 p.m. The tour will start at Mokane Christian Church, located on Fulton Avenue, and will end with refreshments at Community Fellowship Church, across the street from Mokane Christian Church.

Tickets for the cemetery tour are $10, with optional refreshments after the tour available for $4. All proceeds will go back to help operate the Kingdom of Callaway Historical Society.

Print Headline: Historical society to tour Pioneer-Smith Cemetery


Sponsor Content