----- ............Cemetery Walk: An afternoon of discovery! Every stone has a story. And they are waiting to be told........... -----

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Cottonwood Grove Cemetery

..Located in Rice County, Kansas. According to the sign all bodies were transferred to Ft. Leavenworth in 1888 or 1889.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Dalton Gang

Elmwood Cemetery located in Coffeyville, Kansas.

...The left sign states that Dick Broadwell's family took his body back to Hutchinson, KS. There are no local cemetery records indicating he was interred in Hutchinson. The Broadwell family left Hutchinson and are buried in Oklahoma.

My First Grave Photograph

I thought I would share my very first grave photograph. I wonder how many times this grave has been photographed?

Little did I know when I took this picture in the 70's that I would come to spend a lot of time photographing cemeteries. One day I'll count the thousands of photos I have - after I scan the ones I took before I bought my digital cameras.

Cemetery Cart

When I'm visiting or researching a cemetery I always have a lot of "stuff" that goes with me. I went to an estate sale a few months back and bought this cart for a few dollars. I recently had the opportunity to use it for the first time. I know when summer arrives I will include a small cooler in the bottom and still have all my tools on top.

It moved through the grass with ease and allowed me to work beyond where I parked. I already have plans to have a board cut to size for the top so I'll have a sturdy writing surface. This is a big improvement from my old cart which was half the size.