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Mother and the Pilgrim

Many large urban cemeteries have not only incredible pieces of sculpture as memorials but have other commissioned works of art to commemorate important dates in the history of the graveyard. Two such sculptures were commissioned for the Bohemian National Cemetery … Continue reading

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Log Cabin

BROWN WALLACE B. FEB. 21, 1872 NOV. 5, 1939 AGE 67 YRS. Just south of Mitchell, Indiana, on Highway 37, is a small rural cemetery by the side of the road—Freedom Cemetery. One of the remarkable gravestones was created for … Continue reading

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Truth in Advertising?

Not far from the Old Lincoln Highway (now marked County Road L20) going from Council Bluffs to Missouri Valley, just south of Loveland if you turn east on 170th and fish around on the gravel road until you get to … Continue reading

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Roses of Yesterday

Harriet Whitney Frishmuth (September 17, 1880 – January 1980) was well known Philadelphia-born sculptor who became famous for her sculptures of women—sleek, feminine, and classical.  Frishmuth studied with many of the great sculptors of her time, including Auguste Rodin in … Continue reading

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DIY

FAMILEE ALLOUARD MARIE MARADAN NEE CARSON 54 ANS ANTOINE ALLOUARD 1815 – 30 DECEMBRE 1891 MARIE ALLOUARD NEE DAON 1843 – 1920 HENRI ALLOUARD 1844 – 1929   The best way to assure that you get what you want on … Continue reading

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Tuberculosis

Dennis O’Leary Pvt Co. I 23rd Infantry Died Apl 1, 1901 Age 23 Yrs, 9 Mos. Marking the grave of Private Dennis O’Leary in the Santa Fe National Cemetery is the hand-carved sandstone gravestone, which O’Leary reportedly carved for himself. … Continue reading

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For such is the kingdom of Heaven

Matthew 19:14 King James Version (KJV) 14 But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven. Many cemeteries have sections laid aside for infant burials. Often a feature … Continue reading

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