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Wed April 17, 2013
Arts

Jefferson, Texas, history tour benefits old city cemetery

Jefferson schools superintendent Sharon Ross plays a freed slave in Jefferson's annual Twilight Cemetery Stroll. Hundreds of people are expected to turn out for the event.
Credit Riverport Ambassadors

Historical figures who lived in Jefferson, Texas, during the Civil War era will come to life during an annual walking tour of the city’s Old Oakwood Cemetery on Saturday. The Twilight Cemetery Stroll features community actors dressed in period costume. Surrounded by Victorian monuments and fading tombstones, they act out the lives of six notable townspeople. Jefferson schools superintendent Sharon Ross plays a freed slave.

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