A group of individuals from the community
representing various organizations has formed a committee and has
begun the task of cleaning and refurbishing this historic
graveyard. Please drop by often to watch the progress and
follow the programs.
This page shows the condition of the cemetery as I originally
found it back in in June of 2003. We waited for the
weather to cool before tackling the jungle and the following
page shows some of our progress as of 6 December. . .
As you walk back along
the tree line above, you get a glimpse now and again of an old chain
link fence that borders the cemetery - but you still wouldn't know
what's back there.
At the end of the trees just before they give way to a
series of backyard fences running off to Lakewood Forest Drive, you'll
see a telephone pole. The easy way in is just to the left of
this photo. Go straight back almost to the fence and you'll see.
An old, dilapidated gate
hanging off its hinges.
Go through the gate and
back in a ways and you'll see -- nothing! THIS is a
Keep on going and soon
you'll come to a faint Y in the path. If you look carefully to
the left, you'll spot your first headstone. Even at midday and
with my flash doing its very best, I still had to brighten
the picture considerably and heighten the contrast to bring the stone
out of the gloom.
Found another. See
it back there just to right of center?
Two more headstones slowly
being consumed by time and nature.
There are three stones in
this shot. Can you find them?
Three in this shot also.
A beautiful old headstone.
Again, there are three
stones in the shot. Can you find them? Or is it four <g>?
Follow our progress. . .
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