Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Family plot

I was hiking in the southern Catskills last weekend and came upon this carefully tended 19th c. family grave site, mostly dated in the 1820s-1840s range. One of the people I was with said it's been cleaned up a fair bit since they started hiking out there, but they don't know who's responsible.
I'd say at least 80% of the markers were for children's graves, the majority of those living less than a week. From what we could tell, all of the children were from just two mothers.


Carolyn said...

very cool/spooky. interesting that someone's cleaned it up.

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