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The Fifth Annual "Waking the Dead Tours"

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The fifth annual “Waking the Dead Tours” will take place on Sunday, June 28th at Highland Cemetery in Great Falls.

This year's special guest will be Bill Dakin, the great-grandson of city founder Paris Gibson.

Both walking and riding tours will be incorporated into the tours at 1 and 3 p.m. People will be transported by three trailers pulled by trucks, those who chose to walk will accompany the trailers.

Graves to be featured include Paris Gibson, Artist Austin Haney, Actor Elliot Merja, Sid Willis (owner of the Mint Saloon), Charlie and Nancy Russell, and more.

Each of the featured graves will be marked by a sign. The date of the tours is scheduled on the Sunday afternoon closest to the birthday of Great Falls Founder Paris Gibson, which is July 1st.

Tickets are $15 to ride and $10 to walk and are available at the Great Falls Public Library, the Great Falls Park and Recreation Department, or Kaufmans Menswear. Because tickets are limited, people are encouraged to purchase them early and to be at the cemetery at least 15 minutes before the tours time.

All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Great Falls City Park and Recreation Department.

For more information on the tours, call Norma Ashby at (406) 453-7078.

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