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Claddagh Ring

Carved into a gray Vermont granite gravestone in the Hope Cemetery at Barre is a design consisting of three symbols—hands clasping a heart surmounted by a crown.  This design is a traditional ring design, known as a Claddagh ring.  Each … Continue reading

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Stairway

The stony entrance of This Sepulcher — GRENN MOUNT CEMETERY Dedicated Sept 15, 1855 — STOWELL BURIAL PLACE Ledge work commenced – Completed November 3 1898 KATE K STOWELL 1874 – 1968 STOWELL LOWE 1893 – 1925 RUTH L. DEMING … Continue reading

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Real or Imagined?

Stories abound of the supernatural—apparitions that appear in gossamer gowns that fade into the murky night air, screams emanating from the “haunted” cemetery, sculptures that have eyes that glow red after dark.  How do these stories get started?  Are the … Continue reading

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Black Agnes, Isn’t!

The John E. Hubbard monument in the Green Mount Cemetery at Montpelier, Vermont, features a statue of Thanatos created by famed sculptor, Karl Bitter.  The monument is neither black nor Agnes—it is green and it Thanatos.  Thanatos, in Greek mythology, … Continue reading

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Knights Templar

Next to several gravestones in the Hope Cemetery at Barre, Vermont, are small metal markers imbued with an amazing amount of symbolism.  The marker has at its center a cross and crown laid upon a triangle that is resting upon … Continue reading

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The Benevolent Order of Scottish Clans

Next to several gravestones in the Hope Cemetery at Barre, Vermont, are small metal markers.  The markers have a shield displaying a rampart lion overlaid on two crossbars and atop another shield with thistle leaves and thistle flowers flanking the … Continue reading

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His occupation is no mystery

CAPT. JAMES HAMOR DIED Dec. 17, 1873, AE. 79 yrs. He’ll ride no more the billows _____ Nor o’er the rolling wave He has performed life’s final voyage And anchored in the grave.   CLARA B. Wife of CAPT. JAMES … Continue reading

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