Almost 10 years ago Mt. Hope Cemetery underwent some improvements. The congresswoman stopped in to see them.
Author: Matthew Cook
Louise Slaughter speaking at Mt. Hope cemetery in front of the Florentine fountain

Happy Halloween, Louise-ers!

You've done the pumpkin carving. You've probably watched some scary movies. You may even go trick-or-treating. But what about visiting a cemetery that's several centuries old? Let's go back to 2011 when Congresswoman Slaughter was there. (You didn't think we were suggesting actually visiting a cemetery, did you?)

The photo attached to this post shows Congresswoman Slaughter speaking in front of Mt. Hope Cemetery's Florentine cast-iron fountain to celebrate and unveil the improvements and restorations of the cemetery's North Gate House.  As part of the event, she took a tour of the cemetery with then-Rochester Mayor Tom Richards.

For the congresswoman's sake, we're glad the tour ended before dark. Not that we're worried there are ghosts living in Mt. Hope Cemetery. We definitely don't think that. 

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