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5 children drown during sledding accident

December 13, 1874
Wayne, New Jersey
Five of the nine Dotterweich children died while sledding on an icy pond

According to Preakness and the Preakness Reformed Church, Passaic County, New Jersey: A History by George Warne Labaw, 6 of the children (Caroline, 16; Augusta, 14; Maggie, 13; John, 11; Philip, 9; and Barbara, 6) decided to slide on a nearby pond. 140 more words

Child Victim

Anglo-Saxon Graves Show Older Women Were Not Respected In Death

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Geraldine Cave

In spite of the fact that women in Anglo-Saxon England were living to a ripe old age, a new archaeological study in the Journal of Anthropological Archaeology called “Sex and the Elderly” shows that they were often disrespected in death. 680 more words

Money Matters

Cemetery of Horns

In the Kopet Dag mountains that separate Turkmenistan from Iran is an isolated village called Nokhur which is famous for its cemetery, and although a hospitable people, the Nokhuris do not allow visitors to enter the hallowed ground. 209 more words


Grave dangers 

Looking at the date marks on a tomb makes my heart beat faster. Those two numbers are fragments of stories that tell your whole life. Children having the shortest stories, take your breath away. 83 more words



A short walk further would yield temporary respite from the cold, and a bite to eat if I find something to my liking, but the graveyard beckons, pulls me back after I’ve already passed, and draws me in. 193 more words