Grave Discoveries

Grave Discoveries: Shawnee Bend Cemetery

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This is such a neat old cemetery along the Lake of the Ozarks. It’s old, shady and unexpected. Want to know where the bodies are buried? You can discover it here at FIND A GRAVE. There are several broken stones. Some have been patched back together. I think it just adds to the character of […]

Grave Discoveries: Twilight Cemetery

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Twilight Cemetery is behind the Twilight Church and overlooks I-44 just outside of Phillipsburg, MO. I drive by it several times a week. Want to know where the bodies are buried? Check out Find-A-Grave.It was an older cemetery than I had expected. Handshake engravings seemed to dominate. I love when the top half of broken […]

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Grave Discoveries: Pine Hill Cemetery – A Haunting We Will Go Leave a reply inShare1 This week’s offering is a hidden treasure I discovered thanks to David E. Harkin’s book Haunted Graveyards of the Ozarks. I was thrilled to learn several of the cemeteries he mentioned were within my day job territory. So this week as […]

Grave Discoveries: Pine Hill Cemetery – A Haunting We Will Go

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This week’s offering is a hidden treasure I discovered thanks to David E. Harkin’s book Haunted Graveyards of the Ozarks. I was thrilled to learn several of the cemeteries he mentioned were within my day job territory. So this week as I was visiting St. James for blood drives, I wandered out to Pine Hill Cemetery. […]

Grave Discoveries: Old Masonic Cemetery aka St. James Cemetery

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The Old Masonic Cemetery aka St. James Cemetery is located in St. James, Missouri and has a beautiful entrance/exit. This is from the exit side. There are approximately 4,211 interments here. It’s quite massive. The oldest part, near the road and entrance. has some very interesting stones. There are several stone foundation family plots in […]

Grave Discoveries: Fox Crossing Cemetery

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Fox Crossing Cemetery is a tiny roadside cemetery I sped by, and then turned around to investigate. It was mostly 20th century but there were a few cool stones. I’m not sure what these dual pyramid topped stones are called. There’s probably a name but there are typically several in every cemetery I visit.  This […]

Grave Discoveries: Ben Franklin’s Grave and Christ Church Burial Ground

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One of the highlights of our NYC/Philadelphia trip this summer was getting to visit the very historic Christ Church Burial Ground in Philadelphia. It’s a Colonial and Revolutionary-era cemetery with more than 1,300 markers and nearly 4,000 burials on two acres! It’s jam-packed with grave goodness. Of course the highlight is Ben Franklin’s grave, which was actually the […]

Grave Discoveries: Old Roach Cemetery Part 2 -Broken Stones & Hidden Stories

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There are so many interesting headstones at Old Roach Cemetery I had to break it into two posts. Here are the rest of my grave discoveries. This a seemingly forgotten corner of the cemetery. The stones are old, broken and most of the engravings worn down and illegible from time and the elements. Perfectly appropriate for […]

Grave Discoveries: Old Roach Cemetery

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Old Roach Cemetery is one of the oldest cemeteries I’ve run across in my travels. There are so many cool tombstones here I am going to break it into two posts. These two graves are among the oldest. Yeah, that says born 1789. A Christmas baby no less. And that isn’t even the oldest grave. […]

Grave Discoveries: St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, New Orleans – Part Three

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This is the final St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 post. I didn’t even make it to the St. Louis Nos. 2 and 3 let alone the other 39 cemeteries in New Orleans. All the more reason for a return trip. This post is all about the finer details of some of the graves in St. Louis Cemetery […]