Buried History’s Save the Graves honored Main Street Merchants of the past. An autumn Saturday stroll through the cemetery grounds revealed first-person theatrical encounters with notable merchants, entrepreneurs, and traders from the history of Placerville’s original commercial corridor.



2022 Lineup Included



Maggie Akins O’keefE

Born May 28, 1868, died March 30, 1943

As portrayed by Ronnie Duska Fowler


William Combellack

Born April 7, 1853, Died March 7, 1929

As portrayed by Jim Last


Gertrude Kirk Cornelison

Born 1889, Died July 7, 1974

As portrayed by Lori Whittle


Henry S. Morey

Born 1839, Died 1921

As portrayed by Tom Loeprich


Henry Numbers Tracy

Born November 13, 1836, Died November 18, 1900

As portrayed by Dan Trainor 


Mollie Reynolds

Born September 21, 1853, Died July 17, 1944 

As portrayed by Darcy Phillips


Joe Rupley

April 10, 1858, died July 28, 1922

As portrayed by Joseph Tande


Dorothea Zeisz

Born 1841, Died December 5, 1919

As portrayed by Erika Maruri