April 23, 2014

Students relive history through cemetery walk

Emily Simmons portrays a townswoman whose husband was a customer of Jeremiah McCanse during the annual Spring Hill Cemetery Walk Tuesday evening. McCanse was a freed slave who came to Spring Hill and owned a barber shop. He also served on the school board. Staff photo by Amy Cunningham

Amy Cunningham
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The 1918 flu pandemic wreaked havoc on the world, killing an somewhere between 20 and 40 million people, and little Spring Hill, Kan. wasn’t isolated enough to escape the devastation; the flu struck down Sister Frances Day, …

Cemetery walk set for next weekend

An actor protrays former-Gardner Dr. A.S. Reece during a cemetery walk last year. During his lifetime, Reece opened a hospital in Gardner. He died in 1986. This year, Gardner Historical Museum’s Cemetery Walk will take place in the St. Columbia Cemetery. Submitted photo

Corbin H. Crable
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Although they’ll be strolling through a cemetery, those who attend next weekend’s Cemetery Walk will get to see history come alive.

The fourth annual walk, sponsored by the Gardner Museum and Historical Society, will take place …