Wednesday, March 17, 2010

For the Love of Elodie

The love story of Elodie Todd and Nathaniel Dawson will be a highlight of the Old Live Oak Cemetery tour on Friday and Saturday evenings during Pilgrimage.

Elodie was a half-sister of Mary Todd Lincoln, President Lincoln's wife; and she fell in love with Dawson on a visit to relatives in Selma. Col. Dawson, who had an extensive record of public service in both the state and nation, will join Elodie at their gravesite.

The pretty brunette who plays Elodie is a high school student, and her poise and eloquence create a perfect southern belle in the emerald green dress.

You can read more about the Dawsons and other Pilgrimage events in today's Montgomery Advertiser.


bfarr said...

they run a cemetery tour similar to this at Linwwod in Columbus. I will have to check it out next time. BTW, she is lovely young lady in that pretty green dress.

Jacob said...

Very interesting. Nice-looking young lass...

And another of your historical tidbits that I really appreciate!