On our last two trips, we’ve had the opportunity to appreciate some of the history found in cemeteries. My sister and I are taphophiles, which means we like to visit cemeteries. Last summer we visited a couple together. This post is to share with her, the graveyards I visited this summer.
In June, we traveled along the Oregon Coast, where DH and I found the Fort Stevens military cemetery.
The tidy rows of gravestones demonstrated military organization at its finest:
Father and son buried back-to-back, with their epitaphs on either side of the same headstone:
And children commemorated simply:
In Barkerville, the cemetery is much more casual, established in 1863 when ‘they took (his) body to the side of the hill and buried him there’ :
Some plots are simply marked:
Others are much more formal:
In recent years, several headstones have been renewed:
But many plots are marked by a simple white cross with no name to designate the person laid at that spot:
So, sis, I hope you’ve enjoyed these cemetery crawls – maybe we can do another one together soon.
Happy crawling. Blessings, Peg