Category Archives: Tomb Stories

Tomb Stories: Pioneers and Hard Scrabble

In Waythehelloutthere Virginia, there’s this little church: Timber Ridge Primitive Baptist, with this little cemetery: where some of the first settlers in the Shenandoah Valley were laid to rest, such as the Coe’s, Revolutionary War veterans and pioneers: The unfortunately … Continue reading

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Tomb Stories: Old Cemetery, Bockingen, city of Heilbronn, Germany

German cemeteries are a little different than ours. This one is located down a little gravel road: which is a bit off-putting, but, once you clear the gate:   you see this:     Nice. The Germans really take care of their plots, … Continue reading

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150th Anniversary of Gettysburg

I went. It’s only 75 miles or so away and the 150th of anything comes only once so how could any self-respecting self-proclaimed history buff miss it? Apparently not many, because there was a whole lot of people there, a … Continue reading

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Tomb Stories: Battlefields and Graveyards

National Cemetery, Winchester, Virginia. Creepiness: Non-existent. C’mon, it’s a national cemetery, Coolness: Five stars. C’mon, it’s a national cemetery. A fitting subject for Memorial Day, considering that this cemetery:       is also a battlefield:   So no fooling … Continue reading

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Take a look…

…at this site. http://www.ftsillindianagencycemetery.com/photographs/ I thought the Apache cemetery on Ft. Sill was tragic, but this… Hats off to Rosemarie & Wahnne Clark for their extraordinary efforts to restore this cemetery.  

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Tomb Stories: Fort Sill, OK

Set smack in the middle of Ft. Sill, Oklahoma, is the Post Cemetery.                 Fido can’t get the plot next to you, apparently. There are some very interesting graves there, like these guys:      They were signatories to the … Continue reading

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Tomb Stories: Apache cemetery, Ft. Sill, Oklahoma

Creepiness: 2 stars. Coolness: 5 stars   Way out on the far end of the Ft. Sill range, is one of the saddest cemeteries I’ve ever seen. This explains why: I ain’t buying the forced cheerfulness. This is not a … Continue reading

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Tomb Stories: Archer City Cemetery

Location: Archer City, TX Creepiness: 3 stars Coolness: 4 stars           The location in Larry McMurtry’s hometown gives this place a greater-than-average coolness factor, and being in the middle of a dead, dreary North Texas landscape … Continue reading

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