Monthly Archives: August 2015

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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Little Lamb

There are many gravestone symbols that seem to be ubiquitous—the lamb is one of them. Walk into nearly any American graveyard and you will find tiny little lambs marking the graves of mostly children. The lamb symbols come in many … 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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Immigrant Patriot and Soldier

In Sacred Memory of JACOB GLASS Lt. Col. of the 32nd Reg. Ind. Infantry Vol. BORN On the 9yh day of Apr. 1839 at the town of DielKirchen Rhinpfalz. Germany DIED from a mortal wound as a hero on the … Continue reading

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The Tent

GEORGE A. FARNUM BORN MAY 18, 1842 DIED APR. 8, 1888 The Independent Order of Odd Fellows is a fraternal organization that formed in England in the 1700s as a service organization. The American association was founded in Baltimore, Maryland, … 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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Temple of Love Revisited

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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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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The Dinky

FRANK OSTROVSKY ZEMREL 25 DUBNA 1903 V STARI 28 ROKU 9 MĔS SPI SLADCE DRAHY MANZELI A OTCE __ FRANK OSTROVSKY DIED 25 APRIL 1903 AT THE AGE OF 28 YEAR 9 MOS SLEEP WELL DEAR HUSBAND AND FATHER At … Continue reading

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Train Wreck

The Bohemian National Cemetery at Chicago, Illinois, practically has a small forest of tree-stump tombstones. They come in different styles and shapes, and some even in different materials and dot the old part of the cemetery. But, the one that … Continue reading

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