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      Making Kirksville's history come alive at Cemetery Theater

      The 9th annual Kirksville Red, White, and Blue Festival wrapped up Saturday evening with it's annual Cemetery Theater.

      The 9th annual Kirksville Red, White, and Blue Festival wrapped up Saturday evening with a looking back on the town's history.

      Curtain Call Theater and the Kirksville Tourism Office held it's annual Cemetery Theater at the Forest-Llewellyn Cemetery in downtown Kirksville.

      Actors dressed up and acted roles of very well known Kirksville residents dating anywhere from the 1800's through the 1930's.

      Organizers said it was important to have charters with good stories to show the historical value Kirksville has.

      "Coming to Cemetery Theater makes history come alive. I have been doing this for eight years and I have learned a tremendous rich history of the people of Kirksville and Kirksville itself," said LaRocye Allemang of Curtain Call Theater.

      There even was a part of the program where people heard stories from two Civil War soldiers who were in the Battle of Kirksville and shared a patriotic message.

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