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Pinwheels and Tombstones

I have been a lifelong cemetery tourist, seeking out grand historic resting places, as well as obscure little graveyards, in which to wander. In 2012, I took this curious avocation to its next logical step, becoming a certified volunteer tour guide at Laurel Hill Cemetery, a National Historic Landmark in the East Falls neighborhood of Philadelphia. 1,086 more words

Fort Stevens Military Cemetery - Established 1868

The historic Fort Stevens Post Cemetery includes some of the oldest surviving gravestones in the county.

Established in May 1868 –  Private August Stahlberger, member of Battery “C,” 2nd US Artillery was the burial at the cemetery.   322 more words


A View of the Past

This photo inspires much thought for me. I daydream about who walked along the cobblestone road to visit their departed years ago. I wonder about the people who made the road and what they looked like. 452 more words