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         The PCA's third annual Dining Among the Dead gala on Saturday, October 11th, was attended by more than 160 guests!  Attire ranged from Victorian to Edwardian to Steampunk, with a generous dollop of 'Halloween' thrown in.  Dinnertime entertainment was provided by the actor Wyatt Earp, who reminisced about Doc Holliday's relationship with the Earps and Kate Elder.  The meal was catered by the Buffalo Chip Saloon and Steakhouse.  The after-dark cemetery walk featured eight colorful characters from early Phoenix's demi-monde.

        Our thanks go out to Cindy Lee and Debe Branning, coordinators of the event; the merchants who contributed the raffle prizes; everyone who purchased tickets and attended; and the intrepid volunteers who gave so generously of their time to make this evening a success!

     If you would like to be on next year's Early Bird list, please contact Debe Branning of the Pioneers' Cemetery Association.

        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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