Was He Buried Alive? The Grave of Dr. Timothy Clark Smith

“EVERGREEN CEMETERY, JUST OFF OF Town Hill Road in New Haven, VT, is generally unremarkable as far as cemeteries go, except for one fascinating interment. His name was Timothy Clark Smith, and he was a 19th century doctor who suffered from taphephobia, the fear of being buried alive. This personal fact is made apparent by hisContinue reading “Was He Buried Alive? The Grave of Dr. Timothy Clark Smith”

Addison War Memorial

Please help me honor those men who lived in Addison, Vermont, and who died for our country. They are forever immortalized on the bronze plaques attached to the War Memorial in the Town Square at the Four Corners in Addison, Vermont. What is a “war memorial” you may be asking. It could be some typeContinue reading “Addison War Memorial”

Could Dr. Baxter Have Killed His Children?

Yesterday’s video was on Highgate Manor. In today’s video, I found the graves of Dr. Henry Baxter and his family. The oldest child was merely 6 years at the time of death. So sad. “…Local legend says that the children of a doctor who once owned the [Highgate Manor] and performed experiments on them haveContinue reading “Could Dr. Baxter Have Killed His Children?”

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”

Monkton Ridge Cemetery

Whilst in Monkton and after filming its Town Hall, I decided to stroll a bit of the Monkton Ridge Cemetery. The cemetery is right next door. That was ever so convenient! The snow had receded enough to see the small headstones. They otherwise become trip hazards, when the snow is too deep. It is alsoContinue reading “Monkton Ridge Cemetery”

Village Cemetery in Shelburne, Vermont Part 6

“Garrad Burritt gave the land for the Old Section of the Village Cemetery in 1829. With over 2000+ burials, the Village cemetery is one of the most well tended, beautiful cemeteries in the State of Vermont. St. Catherine’s Cemetery is now included in the Village Cemetery.”-https://www.shelburnevt.org/222/Village-Cemetery

OLDEST CATHOLIC CEMETERY IN BURLINGTON: MOUNT SAINT JOSEPH

Today’s video is a partial walk/visit to Burlington, Vermont’s OLDEST CATHOLIC CEMETERY: Mount Saint Joseph on Archibald Street. “As the Catholics came to our part of the Champlain Valley to settle, there came an early need for a sacred burial ground. A final resting place was needed for their aged, their infants and young asContinue reading “OLDEST CATHOLIC CEMETERY IN BURLINGTON: MOUNT SAINT JOSEPH”

Mount St. Joseph Cemetery: Part 1

Today’s video is a partial walk/visit to Burlington, Vermont’s OLDEST CATHOLIC CEMETERY: Mount Saint Joseph on Archibald Street. “As the Catholics came to our part of the Champlain Valley to settle, there came an early need for a sacred burial ground. A final resting place was needed for their aged, their infants and young asContinue reading “Mount St. Joseph Cemetery: Part 1”

Mt. Calvary Annex Cemetery: Part 1

I had heard of this cemetery, but didn’t know where it was. And then one day when I had parked on Germain Street to film some buildings, I saw this cemetery. I googled which one it was and lo & behold I discovered it was the Mt. Calvary Annex Cemetery! “After forty years in service,Continue reading “Mt. Calvary Annex Cemetery: Part 1”

Jewish Funeral Customs

I had gone to film the Old Ohavi Zedek Synagogue before Snowstorm Landon struck, when a man saw me and stopped to share some information about that building. During that conversation, he mentioned the small square building to the right of the synagogue. Apparently, it’s not part of the synagogue’s purchase for it is stillContinue reading “Jewish Funeral Customs”

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