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         The Pioneers’ Cemetery Association's third annual "Dining Among the Dead" gala will take place on Saturday, October 11th, at the Pioneer & Military Memorial Park at 1317 West Jefferson Street in Phoenix.

        See what fun our guests had at last year's gala!   Victorian, Edwardian or Steampunk attire is encouraged.  Please wear or bring good walking shoes. 

        Gates open at 5 PM, and festivities begin promptly at 5:30 PM with a performance by acclaimed actor Wyatt Earp, who will portray the legendary Doc Holliday.   Candlelit dinner on the patio will be followed by a raffle and a cemetery walk featuring vignettes by re-enactors in period dress.    

         Tickets are $45 each and must be purchased in advance, as no tickets will be sold at the gate.  For tickets and additional details, please contact the event's co-chair, Debe Branning, at

        Proceeds from this fundraiser benefit the PCA's headstone preservation fund.

        On Saturday, September 25th, the Buffalo Soldiers of the Arizona Territory - Ladies and Gentlemen of the Regiment remembered Sgt. Clarence L. Proctor with a dedication ceremony and the laying of a wreath at his grave.  Proctor was a Buffalo Soldier who served with the 10th U. S. Cavalry during the Indian Conflicts and the Spanish American War.

          The September 2014 newsletter is now on line. To view slideshows of previous events, please visit the PCA vault.

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        In keeping with its status as a small museum,  Smurthwaite House and the historic cemeteries at 1317 West Jefferson will be open to visitors on Thursdays and for other events throughout the year.   Arrangements for private tours can also be made.  Please email the PCA well in advance of your visit to find out when our volunteer staff will be on the grounds.

       If you love local history and cemeteries, we'd love to have you as a PCA member and volunteer!


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