|A rare photo of the Moore-Stillinger funeral in
Villisca's town square. The crowd on June 12, 1912 was estimated at 5000-7000. As
the funeral ends, National Guardsmen block the street and a hearse moves toward the
firehouse where the eight victims lay. Their caskets, not on display during the
funeral, were carried in two hearses and on several wagons to the cemetery for
burial. The funeral cortege was 50 carriages long.
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