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Walk Among the Shadows

Experience: Portland in the Civil War

October 24-26 & 30-31, 2013
6:30pm – 7:30pm

Sunday, October 27
5:00pm – 6:00pm

Herb Adams as Captain Burrows

The ghost of a captain tells a sad tale at the 2011 event. Photo by D. Turicek

This year you'll meet such fascinating ghosts as Elizabeth Akers Allen, James Alden Jr., Frances Duran, Harriet Lewis Fox, Mrs. Edmund Goodhue, Jedediah Jewett, Alonzo Stinson, and Dr. Charles Widgery Thomas. They'll tell you their tales about life during the time of the Civil War—sometimes with humor, and sometimes with sorrow.
So come with us, follow your specter down Funeral Lane, and witness the Eastern Cemetery come alive at night.

A huge cemetery thank-you to our sponsors for this year. Please give them your patronage and extend a our gratitude as well:

Subterranean Celebrity: Harriet Lewis Fox

Died April 16, 1901

Harriet Lewis Fox tomb

The granite box marking the tomb of Harriet Lewis Fox. Photo by H. Doggett

Harriet Lewis Fox was Corresponding Secretary for the Maine Camp Hospital Association. She was a key person in the day-to-day operations of the association where boxes for the field agents were sent to her home when the it requested supply donations. She lived, unmarried in Portland until her death at age 77. Even though the cemetery had been closed for burials in 1858, she was interred in a family tomb with her sister, brother-in-law, and 2 nephews. A granite box marks the area of the tomb (no one is laid to rest inside the granite box, all are underground). Part of the marble slab on top of the box is missing, so only the names of Jedediah and Elizabeth Jewett remain. Come meet Harriet and Jedediah at Walk Among the Shadows.

Thanks to the WATS Planning Committee for the information on Harriet Lewis Fox.

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