Tour brings Parsons’ past to life

Dave Mattox shares information about Peter Hogan, who was the last surviving Civil War veteran in Parsons. Hogan died in 1941 at age 98. He is buried in the original Grand Army of the Republic circle at Oakwood Cemetery. A newly repainted gazebo in the circle served as a backdrop during this stop on the “unorthodox” tour of Oakwood Cemetery in Parsons on Saturday morning.