Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Cemetery Theatre - 2

The Cemetery Theatre continued...we heard from and about our beloved Bevier grocers Raymond "Pud" Weber and August Zuccarini, along with turn-of-the-century BHS Superintendent Mabel Richards.

The parents of the famous arealists The Flying Beckmans told us all about how their three boys (Ed, Will and Tom) got their start in show business. They entertained their Bevier friends in circus tents they made from gunny sacks, where match sticks were the price of admission. Later the toured the country with the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus!

The last stop on the tour was truly a highlight of the Sesquicentennial. Alex Rector, the man who discovered coal in Bevier, was portayed by his ggg-grandson Roger Rector...while his 4-g grandson, Seth Rector, became coal mining tycoon Thomas Wardell. FABULOUS!

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