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Buckey O’Neill, portrayed by actor Zackary Evans Folkestad in the Blue Rose Theater presentation “They Called Him Buckey,” writes his memoirs while wife Pauline (Irisa Raen Kennedy) looks on during a scene in Saturday’s play at the Sharlot Hall Museum.

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To those who knew him best, William Owen "Buckey" O'Neill was a fearless patriot whose undying love for the United States ultimately cost him his young life during the Spanish-American War of 1898.On Saturday afternoon, Sharlot Hall Museum's Blue Rose Theater put on the second of seven performances of "They Called Him Buckey," a story that examines the brief, illustrious life of O'Neill.

September 6, 2008