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American Gypsies: The Cooper Clan in Clark County

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, Clark County was often visited by the Cooper family, a traveling band of Gypsies, who traded horses, told fortunes, and made many friends here. The death of a young daughter, and her burial in Marshall Cemetery, solidified the family's relationship with the area, and they continued to visit for many more years. The family left many traces of their visits here - not only in the tombstones in the cemetery, but also tales of a Gypsy Queen's blessing on the town of Marshall and memories with those who knew them. Join us to learn about the family's origins, those laid to rest here, the blessing on the town and more.