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Historical tour brings past back to life

Roswell theater student Raelene Hartwell portrays Mabel Howell, the wife of Edward Augustus Cahoon, as she explains a bit about her husband's contributions to Roswell before his death in 1932. Cahoon, for whom parks and buildings have been named, created Roswell's first bank and helped establish its first library. His story was told Saturday afternoon during the second annual South Park Cemetery Historical tour highlighting some of the notable people and events in the area's history and benefiting the Roswell Kids Art Program, KAPS, which provides music, theater and visual arts programs in local public schools. The tour of about 15 graves builds on the work of local educators Heidi Huckabee and Valarie Grant and their students at Mesa Middle School English students, who in 2002, researched and wrote the book "South Park Cemetery: Exploring Roswell's Roots." (Lisa Dunlap Photo)

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Lisa Dunlap is a general assignment reporter for the Roswell Daily Record.