Grave Concerns Part 6: Military Uses
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Military service personnel, having lost their lives in action, are honoured with government-issued stones made from marble or Barre Grey granite ; but, when the markers are to be located in more humid climates, they are usually cast in bronze. 51 more words
Currently the most popular, granite came into widespread use by 1900 , although there are some reported uses as early as 1870.
It is a hard stone that requires a great deal of skill to carve. 282 more words
Grave Concerns: Granite & Exotic Styles (Part 5) Sorry, missed a day; so two installments today!
Limestone, which was fairly easy to carve and extremely popular during the 1700s, was also referred to as “Tennessee Marble.”28 At the height of its popularity, it was used in tomb structures, but most of the limestone inscriptions carved during the 1700s and 1800s are no longer legible. 285 more words
Grave Concerns: Limestone & Marble (Part 4)
Fieldstone was a common grave material choice among struggling settlers. The stones were found while tilling or clearing the land. Many were laid unmarked, some sported symbols or the name and age of the deceased. 308 more words
Grave Concerns: Part 3 of Rock of Ages
During the 17th and 18th Centuries, graveyards and cemeteries looked like dark, gloomy cities of silence. Stones were poorly clustered in disarray — tilted, sunken or broken with tall trees and grasses, brambles and other flora growing between or around them. 495 more words
Dedicated to Emily, “Gramma Rabbit,” 1905-1975
This piece began as a photo collection  of various family gravestones and a few others depicting the different types of stone, presentation styles and usages over the years. 676 more words
The influences of stones, metals, time, religion and wealth (or the lack of it)