Actors portray lives of those buried at Menomonie cemetery

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MENOMONIE, Wis. (WEAU) -- As part of Memorial Day people of the past came back to life to share their stories at Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie.

It is the second time local actors have done first-person portrayals of people who were buried in the cemetery.

The public was invited to go on a guided tour, meeting people like Marie Stori who became an international opera singer and violinist, and Adelin Macauley, a Menomonie High School teacher who got national attention for encouraging the sale of poppies on Memorial Day.

"Our portrayals will cover everything from industrial notables to immigrant workers and we have a real sad story of a death of a mother and the father having to abandon two children here and return back to Norway, so quite a tale there," said Pat Thibado, Master of Ceremonies.

There are more than 6,000 burials at Evergreen Cemetery, which is also on the National Historical Registry.

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