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MINT DIRECTOR GEORGE E. ROBERTS PORTRAYED IN OAKLAND CEMETERY WALK
A U.S. Mint Director will be portrayed by an actor in an event at Oakland Cemetery in Fort Dodge, IA. -EditorSpirits from the past will acquaint visitors with a wide range of experiences during Fort Dodges sixth annual Oakland Cemetery Walk Saturday.
From 1 to 3 p.m., visitors can listen to costumed characters relating tales that include enduring the rough and rugged life of the frontier, meeting the challenges of establishing innovative businesses, falling victim to the twists and turns of unexpected events or achieving fame through notable accomplishments.
As groups shuttle to the cemetery on the day of the walk, a host or hostess will greet them and guide them to each gravesite included on the tour. At each site, actors in period attire will introduce themselves, portraying historic characters and regaling visitors with tales of old.
Brett Lauinger will portray George E. Roberts (1857-1948), who served as an economic adviser to presidents, as vice president of a large New York bank, director of the U.S. Mint and proponent of the gold standard. Lauinger said, Its amazing that someone from Fort Dodge could have been so instrumental in the U.S. and global monetary standards and policies in the very early 1900s as director of the U.S. Mint. Since I am a gold coin collector I am fascinated by the fact he oversaw the creation of the $20 Saint-Gaudens gold coin, considered the finest coin ever produced by the U.S. Mint.
To read the complete article, see: The Oakland Cemetery Walk Journey Through the Unknown (http://www.messengernews.net/page/content.detail/id/506490.html?nav=5010)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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