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Unusual Graves and Tombstones -- I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith

The most Unusual Graves and Tombstones (61 pics)

"For Adrienne Kessler Lover of tuna fish, Italy, Metrocard, fat free foods, cheap jewelry, sneakers, microwaving, family, friends, Central Park. All she wanted was a bench. Have a seat."

Mother and Twins Monument (Saunders) by Henry Dmochowski Saunders 1857 In Laurel Hill Cemetery south section. Marble sculpture. Smithsonian reference number IAS 71500542. HD Saunders was the husband of the woman buried, and father of the twins buried here - two years before the mother. Site overlooks the bend in the Schuylkill River where the twins drowned.

See, THIS is why i am obsessed with graves and cemeteries. Like the creator of this image, if i see a stone with an interesting bit of info on it, then trqck down the article and find the rest of the story. Amazing

"Eugene" and unidentified black man, found dead in 1929 with only an address in Cincinnati in his pocket. The address was a vacant lot, so "Eugene' was embalmed then left on display for 35 years! Sabina Cemetery Sabina, Ohio

Headstone in graveyard of Bodie ghost town in Northern California. It is the memorial for a 3-year-old girl Evelyn Myers whose head was accidentally pierced by a miner's pick ax. Bodie Cemetery (Wards Section), Bridgeport, Mono, California

Cool tombstone near Grandview, Texas cemetery found while geocaching.

The Grindon family lost 5 children in one week St. Lawrence, Warslow, Staffordshire

Grave Mistakes: Richard and Jane lost 5 children in a week!

Grave Marker- Harry Collins - In 1952 he began work as a salesman for the Frito Lay Corporation where he would stay for 45 years. Collins became a sales manager and in 1970 was given the full time job as their corporate magician. "Mr. Magic" as he was known, toured the US, promoting their products, doing television commercials, making appearances at supermarkets, conventions, fairs and schools. When he performed, instead of the normal magic words "hocus pocus", he would say "frito-lay!

Charley Darkey Parkhurst, was actually Charlotte Darkey Parkhurst (1812–1879), was an American stagecoach driver and early California settle Born female at birth, Parkhurst lived as a man for most of his life .Parkhurst was a female tobacco chewing, cussing, gambling California stage driver who was found dead in her bed on December 18, 1879. Her friends all thought she was a man. Pioneer Cemetery, Watsonville, Santa Cruz, CA

The mysterious rotating Merchant Ball, Marion Cemetery, Marion, Ohio, featured in Ripley's Believe It or Not. (from the Avalon Foundation, story by Nicholas Reiter and Lori Schillig)

Joshua Spooner murdered and thrown down Spooner Well. Brookfield Cemetery, Brookfield, MA. Click to see story.

OTIS (Odd Things I've Seen): Spooner Well

Beautiful....on the back of a grave stone. What a wonderful way to think of those we love and those we've lost.

Headstone inscribed “Unwanted Baby Girl X” Photo by myMahi on Deviantart

~I would like to know more about this's one of my favorites.

He died because of his wife

Joseph Pasty Orse (1947 - 1973) - Find A Grave Photos