villisca_title_01.jpg (18773 bytes)


title_funeral_01.jpg (8144 bytes)

funeral_10.jpg (25400 bytes)

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.

Photo 1998, Fourth Wall Films, All Rights Reserved.


Villisca Photo Archives Index  / Main Menu

Website design and all content including text, art, and photographs 2001, Fourth Wall Films. All Rights Reserved.