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
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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
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 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