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Deja vu Spirit Reunion

The friendly spirits of Ste. Genevieve’s colonial past gathered at Memorial Cemetery (above) on Oct. 22 for the annual Deja Vu Spirit Reunion. At left, the Spirit of Memorial Cemetery, (Mickey Koetting) welcomes guests to the historic burial grounds that opened in the late 1700s  At right, the last person to be buried in the old graveyard, Odile Pratte Valle (Ellie Douglass) tells how she got permission to be entombed there in 1894 – 13 years after the cemetery  was closed for burials.