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Monday, August 08, 2005

Actors Play Dead in Wyoming

From the Jackson Hole (Wy.) Star-Tribune:

Actors give cemetery tours authentic flavor

By SUE MYERS
Star-Tribune correspondent Monday, August 08, 2005

BUFFALO -- As dusk turns to darkness and shadows deepen, a group of visitors gathers around an open fire near the entrance to Willow Grove Cemetery on the outskirts of Buffalo.

A historic tour to the gravesites of some of Johnson County's most memorable characters is about to begin.

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There's a small, dark figure in a black, hooded coat standing near another lantern. This is Nettie Wright (Clair Plank), Buffalo's infamous madam who added a roller skating rink to her business in the mid-1800s. She speaks quietly and then wanders into the shadows. The site of her grave is not known.

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Hookers on roller-skates? That's the kind of service you can't find anymore.

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