Marshall's Oakridge Cemetery was first used in 1839 and is one of the oldest continuously operated cemeteries in the state. For the eleventh year Oakridge will be home to the "If These Stones Could Talk...", a walking tour where actors and actresses portray significant people from Marshall's past at that person’s grave site. Small groups will be guided by hosts in a predetermined lantern-illuminated pattern through the cemetery and the once-prominent residents will rise up and share their stories.
This year’s event takes place Saturday, October 8 at 7pm come rain or shine. For more information, including associated costs, please contact the Marshall Chamber of Commerce.
Walter attempted to attend last year’s walk but when his car broke down he ended up stranded in the community of Romulus longer than he planned. There was that unflattering run-in with a wolf and then, inspired by the work of Bailey McDonald, he said he met up with a teenager named Demetrios Ypsilantis who was trying to solve the mystery of the missing men from Ypsi. Walter didn’t stick around long enough to see the search end (and therefore missed out on Demi finding a heron nest within a painted kiosk) but he generally had a good time and looks forward to this year’s walk where he’ll try to make an appearance.