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Famous figures from the past to appear in Cold Spring Cemetery


Mon, Jun 12th 2023 07:00 am

Members of the public can get a glimpse into the lives and times of some of Lockport’s most famous – but long-departed – residents on June 18, when the Niagara History Center presents another program of “Cemetery Tales” at Cold Springs Cemetery.

The Step Back in Time Players will portray several well-known people from the past, appearing at their graves to tell the stories of their lives. Among those depicted will be Lyman Spalding, an early Lockport industrialist and entrepreneur; Jesse Hawley, whose 1806 articles resulted in the Erie Canal; Birdsall Holly, a 19th century manufacturer and brilliant inventor; Charlie Case, a prominent Vaudeville comedian; and Cappy Daniels, an early “Lady of the Evening.”

The tours will begin at 1 p.m. at the parking area of Cold Springs Cemetery, 4849 Cold Springs Road. The program is open to the public. A suggested donation is $10.

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