Pascagoula cemetery tour offers history, knowledge

Pascagoula cemetery tour offers history, knowledge

PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) - If you're a fan of history or just want to learn more about the founders of the Flagship City, Pascagoula's historic cemetery tour provides the perfect opportunity for a fun and education.

This is the 10th year that the city has hosted the cemetery tour, which takes place at Greenwood Cemetery on Buena Vista Street. The tour presents a stage for residents to learn about the city's rich history and its forebears. Local residents will portray the city's 19th century founders and their descendants.

Some of those founders who will be featured this year include Captain John Foster, Susan Grant Foster, and Olivia Delmas Foster; Jean Marie Chastant and Aglea Aimee Fusilier; James Ira Ford and Mary Foster Ford; Dr. Edgar Hull, Jr. and Mallory Page Warren; William T. Sparkman and Gillie Antoinette Hammond; and Washington Emile Frederic and Sarah P. Williams.

Richard Lucas has participated in the event since it began and says its a fun way to learn new information about the historic fishing town.

"I've had the good fortune of participating in all of the tours so far, and it has been a very enriching experience," said Lucas, who will portray James Ira Ford at this year's tour. "This event is a great way to learn about those who came before us and built the culture of our wonderful city of Pascagoula."

The cemetery tour will take place Thursday, Oct. 27, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

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