“A Walk Through Time” offers local history lessons

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By Sarrah Peters, News Editor

The annual A Walk Through Time will take place on Sunday, October 16 from 2 to 5 p.m. in Forrest Cemetery located at 700 South 15th Street in Gadsden.

The event is free but donations are encouraged. All donations go to the Forrest Cemetery Foundation, which uses the money to preserve the cemetery. The most recent project is replacing a rare limestone shingle roof.

The historical walk features people dressed up as influential or memorable Gadsden residents from the past. The actors present the story of the character they are playing. This year, 57 people are participating.

Some of the Gadsden historical figures featuring include John Herbert Meighan, a former Gadsden mayor; Retha Deal Wynot, the second female to serve in the Alabama legislature; John Flynn, a Confederate cannon maker; Hazel Brannon Smith, Gadsden’s Pulitzer Prize winner; Callie Craven, a Gadsden composer; and many more. 

For more information about A Walk Through Time, visit www.forrestcemetery.com/A_Walk_Through_Time.html or e-mail awalkthroughtime@comcast.net.

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