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Blacks in Grey: Confederates on the Blue Ridge Parkway

SEAC archeologists recently completed their first mobilization mapping cemeteries along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia. These cemeteries range from single graves seemingly forgotten in the woods just off of the Parkway to regularly arranged and named, well-maintained multi-family graveyards with well-made headstones and regularly refreshed artificial flowers. 1,774 more words


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

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