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Yreka: There’s Real Life Beyond the Motels

The Yreka, California chamber of commerce is not going to tell you about this walk. Usually I walk downtown, where everything is closed, except for the bars. 380 more words

Autumn at Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge (2)

It was cold today, the wind howling, the leaves wild, and the Mount Auburn Cemetery crowded with pedestrians and cars and performers and singers and warblers.  119 more words

Ordinary Places

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


Self-Portrait at Laurel Hill Cemetery on my 49th Birthday-June 2, 2014

“A dreaded sunny day/so I meet you at the cemetry gates/Keats and Yates are on your side”
“Cemetry Gates”-The Smiths (lyrics by Morrissey)

Some people might find the idea of a self-portrait taken in a cemetery on one’s birthday to be depressing. 174 more words


DETROIT: Mt. Elliott

A cemetery can tell you the story of a city; where residents came from, who was rich, how streets got their names, it can be fascinating stuff. 1,084 more words


Sarah Josepha Hale, Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 11/24/13

However you choose to give thanks this week, take a moment to give a grateful thought to Sarah Josepha Hale. Hale, the editor of Godey’s Lady’s Book… 197 more words

Historic Cemeteries