Friday, November 05, 2010

Downtown Shreveport history alive on Sun, Nov 7, 2 pm to 5 pm, at Oakland Cemetary and Church of the Holy Cross

Oakland Cemetery will come to life this week in the All Saints Tour, says Anna Maria Sparke-Keele. The event is from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the cemetery, Milam Street at Elvis Presley Boulevard, Shreveport.

The tour is presented by the Oakland Cemetery Preservation Society. Hines Vaughan is society president.

Among the residents you will meet at Oakland via local actors: Mary Bennett Cane, "Mother of Shreveport"; Annie McCune, the famous Shreveport madam; Lt. Leon Marks, Confederate Army officer; and Lt. Eugene Augustus Woodruff, U.S. Army officer and hero of the yellow fever epidemic of 1873.

At the same hours the Church of the Holy Cross Episcopal, 875 Cotton St., Shreveport, will present church tours and serve refreshments in the Rose Garden.

All Saints Tour, $10 donation, individuals, and $1, children, 12 and under; and free. Information: Anna Maria Sparke Keele, 861-4550, and Holy Cross, 222-3325.

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