Category Archives: Famous graves

Public Enemy #1 betrayed by the Lady in Red or was it Orange?

John H. Dillinger Jr. 1903 – 1934 The most notorious Hoosier is undoubtedly John Dillinger, infamous for a year-long crime spree from 1933 to 1934.  Dillinger was born at Oak Hill, an Indianapolis neighborhood but mostly raised in neighboring and … Continue reading

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Temple of Love

PRESTON POPE SATTERWHITE SEPTEMBER 28TH 1867 DECEMBER 27TH 1948 BUT THANKS BE TO GOD WHICH GIVETH US THE VICTORY THROUGH OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST   FLORENCE BROKAW SATTERWHITE NOVEMBER 1ST 1857 MAY 1ST 1927 HER WAYS ARE WAYS OF PLEASANTNESS … Continue reading

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Collapsed Dancer

MY BELOVED HUSBAND VERNON CASTLE BLYTH BORN MAY 2, 1887 WAS KILLED FEB. 15, 1918 IN THE SERVICE OF HIS COUNTRY CROIX DE GUERRE   IRENE CASTLE MCLAUGHLIN ENZINGER HUMANITARIAN BORN APRIL 7, 1893 DIED JANUARY 25, 1969 Vernon and … Continue reading

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A Pioneer

Inscription at the base of the monument: THE ATLAS AS SHOWN HERE, IS TO THE EXACT SCALE OF THE ORIGINAL MISSILE THE PIONEER ATLAS (INTO ORBIT WITH 122-POUND PAY LOAD, DECEMBER 18, 1958)  Inscription on the back of the monument: … Continue reading

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“That’s All Folks”

What Lon Chaney, master of makeup, was to faces, Mel Blanc was to voices. That is, Blanc was the man of a thousand voices. Voices every child knows instantly—the wisecracking Bugs Bunny chewing on the end of a carrot with … Continue reading

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Would you believe…

Don Adams April 13th 1923 September 25th 2005 Beloved husband, father and grandfather. Proudly served his country during WWII. Comedian, poet, philosopher, movie buff, and never late for post time. A tough but sensitive man with a sentimental heart and … Continue reading

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F. W. Blanchard, Part 2

Occasionally, gravestones and monuments give clues about the deceased that are subtle—and those clues can take different forms. In the F. W. Blanchard monument, for instance, there is a clue to what was a big part of Blanchard’s life and … Continue reading

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