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Prominent Pocatellans from the Gate City’s past will be coming alive, figuratively speaking, this month.
Saturday, September 14 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., the Pocatello Historic Preservation Commission will host its second annual Stones to Stories Historical Tour at Mountain View Cemetery. During the tour, participants are taken to gravesites and actors playing the part of the person buried there will tell a bit about their life. Currently, actors are slated to take on the roles of Dr. Minnie Howard, Edward Stevenson, Frank Paradice, and more.
“The Stones to Stories Historical Tour allows the tales of those interred in our beautiful cemetery to be heard once again,” said Terri Neu, City of Pocatello Staff Liaison to the Historic Preservation Commission. “Tour-goers will learn a bit about the lives citizens who shaped the history of Pocatello and in doing so made the Gate City what it is today.”
The tour is limited to 90 spots and tickets can be purchased from the City of Pocatello Planning and Development Services Department, 911 N. 7th Avenue, prior to the event and on a first-come, first-served basis the day of the tour. Tickets are $10 per person or $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 tour is approximately an hour long and is for those ages 8 and up.
Proceeds from the Stones to Stories Historical Tour will help fund the restoration of the Brady Chapel. Donations towards restoration efforts will also be accepted during the event.
For more information on the Historic Preservation Commission, visit pocatello.us/255/Historic-Preservation-Commission.
Mountain View Cemetery is accessible to persons with disabilities. However, Brady Chapel is not 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.