Where am I?
Under a full moon and floating gray clouds, eleven Spring Hill Middle School students presented Talking Tombstones at the Spring Hill Cemetery Tuesday evening, October 11. Approximately, 100 people went on the walking tour to learn about local history. Students participating were Travis Esparza, Connor Hecke, Madison Bitner, Kati Hall, Justin Hendricks, Dakota Crookston, Makayla Dingus, Angel Mahan, Elizabeth Hedrick, Alyssa J.C. Grinnell, and Spring Patterson. Elizabeth Hedrick portrayed a history mystery. She was Jenny Hovey, daughter of Spring Hill’s founding father, James Hovey. Jenny Hovey disappeared from public records after 1870. Travis Esparza took on the character of Harmon Stiles, a Civil War Veteran and farmer. Connor Hecke was his great-grandfather, Lon Pomeroy, a local farmer and horse trainer who raced standard bred horses professionally. Justin Hendricks played W. R. Rutter, one of Spring Hill’s first residents, who was a carpenter, owner of a furniture store and an undertaker. Kati Hall was Bertha Ann Snyder whose husband owned and operated the local telephone co-op called Mijo.
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