On Saturday, February 4, 2012 10:51:02 AM UTC-8, JudgeLrae 2 wrote:
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For want of much else to do today, I took pictures of the local (weedy, ramshackle) cemetery.
I heard there was a Civil War veteran there and after much wandering I finally found him -
Confederate!!!Well! The modern grave marker must have been added by the historical society
or a decendent.
There were some graves as late as 2007, including one young Marine. All-in-all, it's a very home-made Wild West style cemetery and on a bumpy slope facing the river. I'm not sure I've ever before been in a cemetery that has humps where the bodies are and that was interesting. As in any old one, there are a lot of infants and young children, some were siblings who died close together and presumably from disease. These could have died in an accident: born 4 years apart, died the same day.
There was a spectacular redneck gravestone. It was silver painted and the top part was threaded. It was made of cast, solid iron.
It's a part of ...something... and I would bet it has to do with logging or mill equipment.