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Amazing Cemeteries & Gravestones

Amazing Cemeteries & Gravestones

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Thomas Hooker - Colonist. He was a Puritan minister, and the chief founder of the city of Hartford, Connecticut. He was one of the drafters (in 1639) of the Fundamental Orders, by which Connecticut was governed for a long time.

Decatur,Illinois Annemae Shuh photograph

"In the flu pandemic that ravaged the world in 1918, one of the people who lost their lives was a British man named Harry Thornton, who was a pianist that entertained troops during the First World War. While it may have been a loving tribute to the 35-year-old man, the piano has since decayed and the top of the piano has been lost. It is a haunting image that reminds us that nothing lasts forever."

10 Unbelievably Creepy Tombstones and Memorials

Hattie McDaniel 1895-1952

The Graveyard Detective

The Graveyard Detective

Interesting headstone: What an interesting quote to put on a headstone. Not often one sees "Atheist" on a headstone, either. Located at Prairie Grove Cemetery in Prairie Grove, AR.

Escape to the Silent Cities: Intersting Quote

Family killed in a plane crash

Women of World War II Memorial on Whitehall Drive, via Flickr.

Certosa di Bologna Cemetery, Italy

Paul Rand Designer headstones

Marker- John & Dorothy Frey at the St. James Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio (c) The Funeral Source, photo: Ken Naegele. www.thefuneralsou... #cemeteryphotos

William James Mullen (1805 - 1882) The monument shows the door of Moyamensing prison with a recently freed woman on the steps. Mullen, in a suit and cape, stands on a pedestal. The statue is the work of Philadelphia sculptor Daniel Kornbau.

William James Mullen (1805 - 1882) - Find A Grave Photos

Montparnasse Cemetery, Paris, France

Lulu made immortal. JoAnn Altsman had a heart attack and collapsed to the ground. Lulu, her daughter's pot-bellied pig, rushed out of the house, lying down in the street to stop traffic. The pig tried relentlessly to get help, returning to the house to check on JoAnn, only to rush back to the street for help. Finally, one person stopped and followed the determined pig back to the house, where they found Altsman in pain on the floor. She was immediately rushed to a hospital.

Lulu; Pot-bellied pig statue
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    Patricia Marshall

    This brought tears to my eyes - so sweet. Animals are just so loving.

Animal symphony memorial at Hartsdale Pet Cemetery includes bronze figures of cats and a rabbit.


Alfred Hitchcock ( - 1872) - Find A Grave Memorial

Sonny Bono: and the beat goes on

Desert Memorial Park

Ralph Waldo Emerson - American essayist, lecturer, and poet, who led the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He was seen as a champion of individualism and a prescient critic of the countervailing pressures of society, and he disseminated his thoughts through dozens of published essays and more than 1,500 public lectures across the United States.

Louisa May Alcott (November 29, 1832 – March 6, 1888) Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord, Massachusetts

Smoky Mountain Family Historian: Boston Diary - June 6, Part 2

Eva Perón - Wife of Argentine President Juan Perón (1895–1974) and served as the First Lady of Argentina from 1946 until her death in 1952. Eva Perón has become a part of international popular culture, most famously as the subject of the musical Evita (1976). Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, the first elected female President of Argentina, claims that women of her generation owe a debt to Eva for "her example of passion and combativeness".

Seattle Slew - Racehorse. The 10th Triple Crown Winner, he was known as "The People's Horse." He was the legendary winner of the 1977 Triple Crown who became one of racing's greatest sires. Purchased for only $17,500, he won 14 of 17 races and earned $1,208,726 during his career.

Affirmed - Race Horse. In 1978 he became the 11th horse to win horseracing's Triple Crown (Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont Stakes races). A three-year old ridden by jockey Steve Cauthen that year, whose three races and other encounters that year in essence a rivalry with another top horse of the day, Alydar. Affirm captured the Derby by a length and a half, the Preakness by a neck and the Belmont by a head.