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Spanish-American War Veterans

Erected by Public Donations In memory Of the Veterans Of the Spanish- American War 1896 – 1902 Dedicated 9-26-1926 The Spanish-American War monument in the Bohemian National at Chicago, Illinois, was designed by Theo Ruggles Kitson. The eight-foot statue weighs … Continue reading

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In Honor to Soldiers, Their Mothers, Wives, and Daughters

On the highest hillock in the Walnut Hill Cemetery at Petersburg, Pike County, Indiana, stands a monument and cannon to those who served in the Civil War. The column rests on a four-sided plinth. Two sides have bas-reliefs of eagle, … Continue reading

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In Honor

PVT. MICHAEL KOKOSKA CO. L. 127 INF. He gave his life in Honor Of our Country Born Sept. 28, 1892 Died June 27, 1918 in France Many cemeteries feature memorials to soldiers. Some statues commemorate all of the soldiers who … Continue reading

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Apparitions in gossamer gowns that fade into the murky night air

One of my favorite episodes of the Andy Griffith Show, Three Wishes for Opie, came in the 5th season when Barney and Goober went to an auction. Barney came back from the auction holding a gypsy’s box that contained a … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the Hereafter AKA Grief

Henry Brooks Adams February 16, 1838 – March 27, 1918 —- Marian “Clover” Hooper Adams September 13, 1843 – December 6, 1885 Henry Adams, the scion of the great and influential Adams family was a journalist, an historian and a … Continue reading

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There is no Death

ANNE SIMON “A SOUL WHOSE EYES WERE KEENER THAN THE SUN A SOUL WHOSE WINGS WERE WIDER THAN THE WORLD” “There is no Death” The souring angel in the Rock Creek Cemetery at Washington, D.C., that marks the grave of … Continue reading

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Sculptor

Lorado Zadoc Taft (April 29, 1860 – October 30, 1936) one of the great American sculptors of the late 19th and early 20th Century, was born at Elmwood, Illinois. His parents, a homemaker and a professor of geology, homeschooled young … Continue reading

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