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Franklin’s Pioneer Park Cemetery

I stumbled across a tiny, but interesting, cemetery a couple of weeks ago. Located just inside Province Park in Franklin, Indiana, the cemetery only has a few grave stones. According to Find A Grave, most of the cemeteries stones were moved to the larger Greenlawn

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Yucca Plants and Restless Spirits

I recently saw an article online about the significance of yucca plants found in cemeteries, and now I’m wondering why I never noticed that nearly every older cemetery I’ve visited has at least one of these plants. So why are yucca plants found in so

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Taylor Chapel Cemetery

On Sunday we visited Taylor Chapel Cemetery, located on the outskirts of Jackson County, Indiana. It borders the Brown County State Park, making it seem like you’ve traveled a great distance into the wilderness (although it’s only about 20 minutes from Seymour). Hidden away in trees and on

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Sandhill Cemetery Revisited

In 2012 a severe act of vandalism left as many as 22 headstones at Sandhill Cemetery broken, crumbled, and thrown into the nearby street. The stones had been placed between 1829 to 1912, with this cemetery having ties to some of the first residents of Columbus, Indiana. I

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A Chair for Our Baby

Sixmile Cemetery is a small cemetery on a hill next to the stone quarry in Hayden, Indiana. Beautiful to visit during a sunset, but there isn’t much about this cemetery that sets it apart from the others in the area. However, there is the grave of a child

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The Pigeon Roost Massacre

Pigeon Roost was a small village in Indiana, established in 1809 by William E. Collings. It’s current day location is between Scottsburg and Henryville, near Underwood, Indiana. Shortly after the War of 1812 began, a war party of Native Americans made a surprise attack on

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The Reno Gang

It was the years after the Civil War when most of the nation suffered from unemployment and crime. Many outlaw gangs formed during this time, including a gang of brothers: Frank, John, Simeon, and William Reno. The brothers were from Rockford, a small community two

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Dollhouse Graves of Indiana

Vivian Mae Allison and Lova Cline were two young girls taken from their families much too soon. Their devoted parents built and then placed dollhouses on their graves, an unusual sight for many people who first come across them. Vivian (1894-1899) is buried in the

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To Forever Gaze Upon Her Face

Fernand Arbelot is buried in Cimetière du Père Lachaise, within the city of Paris, France. He seems quite the mysterious character, described as a musician, an actor, and sometimes an architect, little else is known about him. However, most people remember him for “his one