Category Archives: Cemeteries

Memorial Day 2022

Thank you to all who have served. In memory of Dad, Uncle Glen, Uncle Bill, and my brother by another mother, Lynn.

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Unmarked: La tumba de Gregorio Cortez

Is this the place Gregorio sleeps? Does he lie beneath the iron cross Fashioned by some forgotten man To mark his final resting spot? Far to the east of the little plot Are rows of graves alone Their names told … Continue reading

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Lindsay Chapel in rural Haskell County, Texas

I ran across a set of photographs from Texas while doing more cleaning out, and mixed in were three photographs of this abandoned rural church. Nothing much turned up about the location, other than it was near the Rockdale community … Continue reading

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“It’s my cemetery now. It’s my grave marker.”

On our way to Nashville for the Charlie Parr show, we made a quick stop in Brownsville for a New Deal building.  This structure caught my eye as we were leaving.  At first, I thought it to be some type … Continue reading

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Cambridge American War Memorial

MEMORIAL IN MOSAIC TO U.S. WAR DEAD A chapel in England honors American heroes When Artist Francis Scott Bradford was asked to decorate a chapel commemorating U. S. World War II dead buried in the military cemetery near Cambridge, England, … Continue reading

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Paarl Cemetery

This cemetery is next to a church in Paarl, South Africa.  There are a variety of tomb styles, similar to those in the New Orleans cemeteries.  Obelisks, the tall, tapering stones, seemed to be very prevalent in this cemetery. A … Continue reading

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St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Cemetery Louisisana

This multiple vault parapet tomb is in the St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery on River Road outside of New Orleans.  The church was established in 1770 and was the first church on Second German Coast when Louisiana was a … Continue reading

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Charity Hospital Cemetery New Orleans

Charity Hospital Cemetery was established in 1847 to bury paupers and people with no relatives.  Over the years, over 150 people were buried in unmarked graves.  Most of them died from Yellow fever and Malaria during the epidemics.  The cemetery … Continue reading

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Belle Plaine Cemetery

Belle Plaine  (or Belle Plain, depending on which reference one uses) was established in Callahan County in 1876.  It is speculated that it was named after the first child born there, Katie Belle Magee.  The  earliest marked grave in the … Continue reading

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Iron Cemetery Fences

This style of iron fencing is known as bow and picket.  It is a combination design constructed with a picket under an arched piece (the bow), connected by horizontal rails.  The post is called a square or solid post.  This … Continue reading

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