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Death's Garden: The Allure of the Abandoned Cemetery

by Ed Snyder

Last weekend , my friend Frank and I explored Mount Moriah Cemetery (established 1855) in Southeast Philadelphia. Although I’d been there innumerable times, it’s been years since I’d explored the central monument area, which is way overgrown with trees, cascading picker vines, and poison ivy. 1,464 more words

Cemetery Essay

Beautiful Dilapidation or Disrespectful Negligence? Mount Moriah Cemetery

Some people I’ve met so far in the Greater Philadelphia area and Delco (short for Delaware County) blanch when they hear the word “Yeadon”.

Yeadon, as it happens, is a fairly nice town, a relatively quiet frontier city at the edge of West Philadelphia staving off townhouse incursion into Delco. 827 more words


Night of the Flaming Ballerinas

In late August, 1861, William Wheatley signed the lease for the Continental Theater in Philadelphia. William Wheately was an old theatrical hand given to tried and true classic performances.   636 more words

Roger Sachar

Tonopah Wants Fed Land To Expand Cemetery

TONOPAH, Nev. (AP) — Nye County is hoping to buy a sliver of Nevada’s public lands to expand the Mount Moriah Cemetery.

The Bureau of Land Management is accepting public to sell 7.5 acres just west of the tiny town of Manhattan in Big Smoky Valley. 69 more words


Tombstone Tuesday - Smith Addy and family

For today’s Tombstone Tuesday post, I would like to take a different direction today. Instead of a post concerning one person at a particular cemetery, I would like to point people to the following story,  46 more words

Tombstone Tuesday - The Addy tombstone

For today’s Tombstone Tuesday post, I would like to share a picture of a tombstone for one of the Addys that is buried in the Mount Moriah Cemetery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 84 more words

Vinegar Bill Inspires the Fab Four

Mount Moriah cemetery in Deadwood, South Dakota, up in the Black Hills,  has such a reputation of notoriety that the staff charges admission for tourists to wander around and look at the graves, with a detailed tour guide pamphlet and map in hand. 319 more words