In the small town in northern Midwest where I grew up, one of the rites of passage was to go on a ghost hunt for Blood’s Point. 760 more words
Tags » Cemeteries
I don’t know how many New Yorkers are officially buried inside the borders of the East Village.
But considering that the neighborhood has three burial grounds dating back to the late 18th century—and had at least one more on 11th Street, now the site of apartments—it appears to be a part of the city that officially hosts more than its share of dead. 257 more words
Lost to History
Abandoned cemeteries are lost to history. I’ve previously blogged on this topic; however, the subject-matter has made headlines in the past month. The University of Mississippi Medical Center broke ground for an expansion and discovered the mother lode of coffins. 333 more words
Every Thursday, I share an excerpt from my Great Aunt’s book, As the Story is Told: A History of Morpeth and Community, which was printed in 1986. 710 more words