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NU High students to host cemetery walk on Saturday, Sept. 27

September 24, 2003
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Nadene Davidson, director, Malcolm Price Laboratory School, (319) 273-6171
Michael Hamilton, instructor, Malcolm Price Laboratory School, (319) 273-2138
Gwenne Culpepper, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Sophomores at Northern University High School will host a cemetery walk from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, at Fairview Cemetery in Cedar Falls. According to Michael Hamilton, an instructor at the school, students have worked with the Cedar Falls Historical Society, gathering information and conducting historical research.

During the event, students will portray influential Cedar Falls citizens who are buried in the cemetery. A student also will explain religious symbols on the headstones. Thomas Connors, UNI associate professor of history, is adviser to the students.

Among those citizens to be portrayed are Malcolm Price, former UNI president; James Hearst, poet and member of the UNI faculty; Sarah Radell, hardware store owner; Homer Seerley, former UNI president; Elizabeth Bancroft, florist; Eva Jones, suffragette; and Frank Cotton, founder of the Cotton Theatre, now the Oster-Regent Theatre.

The event is free and open to the public.