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Pocatello’s history will be coming alive at Mountain View Cemetery.
During the month of October, the Pocatello Historic Preservation Commission will be holding a pair of events at the cemetery. The first will be a scavenger hunt Friday, October 12 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. beginning at Brady Chapel. Everyone is invited to complete the scavenger hunt and hunters are asked to bring a digital camera or cell phone with a camera to collect images for the hunt. For those wishing to do so, donations of any amount will be accepted at the event and the first 100 donors who complete the scavenger hunt will receive a free small ice cream cone from Tastee Treet. Plus, three randomly selected donors who complete the scavenger hunt will win a gift certificate from Tastee Treet.
The second event will be the Stones to Stories Historical Tour Saturday, October 13 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. During the tour, participants will be taken to gravesites and actors playing the part of the person buried there will tell a bit about their life. The tour is limited to 80 spots and tickets can be purchased from the City of Pocatello Planning and Development Services Department prior to the event and on a first come, first served basis the day of the tour. The tour is for those ages 8 and up. Tickets are $10 and $25 for a family of four and can be purchased with cash or check. Participants are asked to meet at Brady Chapel ten minutes prior to their tour departure time.
“The stories of those interred in our cemeteries are fascinating,” said Terri Neu, Staff Liaison. “Both of these events give attendees the chance to learn so much about the city and area we call home.”
Proceeds from the events go towards restoration of the Brady Chapel.
For more information on the Historic Preservation Commission, visit pocatello.us/255/Historic-Preservation-Commission.
Mountain View Cemetery is accessible to persons with disabilities. Program access accommodations may be provided with three (3) days’ advance notice by contacting Skyler Beebe at firstname.lastname@example.org; 208.234.6248; or 5815 South 5th Avenue, Pocatello, ID.