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McKeever Cemetery Walk

Published: Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013 11:58 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013 12:05 p.m. CDT
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Mary Ann Nevins portrays Anna Kvasny (1897-1992) who immigrated to Iowa with her family from Bohemia and lived most of her life in Colfax.
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Larry Hurto points to the grave of Jacob Binkerd (1841-1921) a Civil War Union soldier and mineral well driller who was mistakenly buried under a Confederate headstone until the 21st century.

Kevin Williams tells the story of Faye Pierce (1890-1970) at McKeever Cemetery on Sunday. Pierce was a farmer in northwest Colfax who was known for being a colorful collector and for standing on his head at parades and events. The Jasper County Historical Society and the Colfax Historical Society hosted a historical cemetery walk in which actors told the stories of eight area residents buried at the cemetery, located two miles north of Colfax.

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