Posted: Oct 31, 2010 6:06 PM by Allyson Weller (KPAX News)
Updated: Nov 1, 2010 6:24 AM
MISSOULA - History came alive at in the Missoula Cemetery on Halloween as storytellers stood by the graves of prominent Missoula figures and told their stories.
This marked the eighth year that the cemetery has held the "Stories and Stones" event and over 50 people volunteered to speak at the graves, some as the person who had passed and others who were related to or have researched the person.
Stories and Stones is always held on the last Sunday of October and this year it just happened to fall on Halloween.
"Oh I think it's a great way to do it, and the cemetery kind of goes with the Halloween theme so it works out nicely," said Dr. Nannette Ault a Missoula Periodontist.
"It's a chance to visit some of the founding fathers of Missoula, learn some more of the history of Missoula, it's a very, very colorful past, and in the news and the paper you hear a lot of these names and now you hear the stories that are connected with them," added Montana Automotive Technologies President Alan Ault.
Organizers say that Stories and Stones usually draws in over 2,000 people and many of them keep coming back each year.