Friday, March 31, 2023

Stone Stories: The Lives and Legacy of Those Interred at Willits’s Little Lake Cemetery

The following is a press release issued by the County of Mendocino:

[Graphic from the County of Mendocino]

Sunday October 23, from 4:00 – 5:30 pm the Mendocino County Museum will present Stone Stories at the Little Lake Cemetery in Willits.

A stone really can tell a story. . . Join us as we explore the fascinating lives and legacies of those interred at the Little Lake Cemetery. Through theatrical readings, community volunteers will bring to life the marvelous and sometimes tragic tales of Mendocino County’s past. The infamous shoot-out between the Frosts and Coates will be presented in a captivating original monologue by special guest, playwright Don Sampson.

Little Lake Cemetery is located at 875 E Hill Rd, Willits, CA 95490. Parking is available at the cemetery, visitors are asked to ensure all roadways are kept clear.

Tickets will be $7.00 for adults, $3.00 for 17 and under, and will include admission to the Museum on the day of the event. Tickets can be purchased at the Museum; advance purchase is strongly encouraged.

Topics will cover death, gun fights, and/or hangings, so parental discretion is advised.

Program presented by the Mendocino County Museum in partnership with the Willits Branch of the Mendocino County Library, community volunteers, and with the generous support of the Little Lake Cemetery District.
Learn more about the Mendocino County Museum and view our full program calendar at For more information, please contact the Mendocino County Museum at 707-459-2736 or


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