Georgia Plain Cemetery: Part 1

I walked the large Georgia Plain Cemetery and focused on those graves with some of the most interesting markers. Join me as I discover so many firefighters buried there! Join me as I discover a grave monument that reminds me of a Crayola crayon tip! Join me as I discover a side entrance into aContinue reading “Georgia Plain Cemetery: Part 1”

Let’s Enter the Receiving Tomb…

“A receiving vault or receiving tomb,[1] sometimes also known as a public vault, is a structure designed to temporarily store dead bodies in winter months when the ground is too frozen to dig a permanent grave in a cemetery. Technological advancements in excavation, embalming, and refrigeration have rendered the receiving vault obsolete. Receiving vaults largelyContinue reading “Let’s Enter the Receiving Tomb…”

Lake View Cemetery

The first burial in Lake View Cemetery was in 1799. There are 1286 graves. Although it is across from St. Genevieve Cemetery, it is otherwise surrounded by empty land. Make sure to watch my video. I entered a burial vault! See the rollers!! SO INTERESTING!!

Sheldon Poor Farm Cemetery: Part 2

“In the United States, poorhouses were most common during the 19th and early 20th centuries. They were often situated on the grounds of a poor farm on which able-bodied residents were required to work. A poorhouse could even be part of the same economic complex as a prison farm and other penal or charitable publicContinue reading “Sheldon Poor Farm Cemetery: Part 2”

Sheldon Poor Farm Cemetery: Part 1

“In the United States, poorhouses were most common during the 19th and early 20th centuries. They were often situated on the grounds of a poor farm on which able-bodied residents were required to work. A poorhouse could even be part of the same economic complex as a prison farm and other penal or charitable publicContinue reading “Sheldon Poor Farm Cemetery: Part 1”

Love that Angel! Strolling Lakeview Cemetery: Part 8

Note the gorgeous angel statue atop the Converse grave marker! The sculptor outdid himself with this creation. When Lakeview Cemetery in Burlington, Vermont opened to the public in 1872, it was as a Victorian Lawn Park cemetery. Its design was meant to encourage people to visit. They were expected to walk the intentionally laid pathsContinue reading “Love that Angel! Strolling Lakeview Cemetery: Part 8”

Strolling Lakeview Cemetery: Part 7

This area was filled with more expensive and larger grave monuments. I found an urn that had been set upright beside the pillar it had been dislodged from and a column that had fallen completely to the ground. Nature doesn’t care. It’s able to do as it wants. Perhaps a tree will move an urnContinue reading “Strolling Lakeview Cemetery: Part 7”

FOUND A GOVERNOR AND HIS ACCOMPLISHED WIFE Whilst Strolling Lakeview Cemetery: Part 6!

It’s Day 3 of my Lakeview Cemetery Stroll! And in this video, I found a Governor and his accomplished wife! Expect videos on both very soon! When Lakeview Cemetery in Burlington, Vermont opened to the public in 1872, it was as a Victorian Lawn Park cemetery. Its design was meant to encourage people to visit.Continue reading “FOUND A GOVERNOR AND HIS ACCOMPLISHED WIFE Whilst Strolling Lakeview Cemetery: Part 6!”

Introducing DC Linsley Whilst Strolling Lakeview Cemetery

Become briefly acquainted with Daniel C. Linsley in this video. He’s the one who designed the egg-shaped railroad tunnel in the Burlington, Vermont Intervale, for instance, among so many other interesting projects DC Linsley did in the US. When Lakeview Cemetery in Burlington, Vermont opened to the public in 1872, it was as a VictorianContinue reading “Introducing DC Linsley Whilst Strolling Lakeview Cemetery”

Strolling Lakeview Cemetery: Part 4

In today’s video I am strolling an area of Burlington,Vermont’s Lakeview Cemetery I’ve never walked before. It is near my usual “stomping grounds”, but just enough off to the side that it is new territory. I invite you to join me as I stroll it. I recall my curiosity over the three slabs of spacedContinue reading “Strolling Lakeview Cemetery: Part 4”

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