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Tour Pictures from Our
1999 Historical Cemetery Tour

The Santa Ana Historical Preservation Society held our 2nd Annual Harvest Historical Cemetery Tour of Santa Ana Cemetery and Fairhaven Memorial Park on Saturday, October 30, 1999. This family-style historical walking tour featured costumed actors portraying colorful men and women who shaped the destiny of Orange County from the late 1800ís to post-WWII.

The 1 hour guided tour began at Fairhaven Chapel, where fascinating stories of suffragettes, Civil War veterans, ranchers and robbers unfolded as visitors strolled through the lush greenery of Santa Ana and Fairhaven Cemeteries. Along the way, they met entrepreneur David Hewes and discovered the treasures of Anapama. They met pioneer physician Dr. Willella Howe-Waffle while observing the first volunteer Fire Department rescue Miss Kitty. Visitors lent an ear to tales of Burruel Point and met Sheriff Lacy. Jennie Lasby-Tessman explored womenís contributions to the world of astronomy.

Proceeds benefited the preservation activities of the Santa Ana Historical Preservation Society, including the maintenance of the Dr. Howe-Waffle House property. This event is sponsored through the generosity of Fairhaven Memorial Park, Funeraria Latina Familiar de Santa Ana, and Anapauma.

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Picture of actor portraying early Santa Ana teacher

April Haines as Miss Paul, representing an early Santa Ana teacher

Picture of guests strolling across cemetery grounds

Tour guests strolling Santa Ana Cemetery

Picture of tour guide and guests

Eric Scaboreti, tour guide

Picture of tour guest looking at information board

Tour guest viewing one of the photo/information boards

Picture of actors portraying Dr Willella Howe-Waffle and Edson Waffle, in front of horse-drawn carriage

(From left) Nan Liebsack as Dr. Willela Howe-Waffle, Harv Popick as Edson Waffle, and Wayne Moretti, carriage driver

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Photography © Guy Ball 
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