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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

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

Cemetery in a Zoo

Yes, you read that right. The Louisville Zoo in Kentucky hosts a variety of animals and fun, but in the middle of the zoo is a small historic cemetery. There’s only a few markers in the actual cemetery, but a monument was erected in 1990 that

A Beautiful Resting Place

Today I’m going to share one of the more unique cemeteries, if not my favorite, that I’ve been to… the Moravian Cemetery in Hope, Indiana. With over 3,000 graves the cemetery is quite large, set on rolling hills with large trees and a peaceful little rock

Skyline Bill’s Resting Place

George F. Willman, otherwise known as Skyline Bill, was sort of a legend in Jennings County, Indiana. It’s known that he arrived in Indiana at the age of 17, and had various jobs in his lifetime, including a railroad telegrapher, a stagecoach driver, and a rodeo

The Old Man in the Cemetery

I’ve heard a tale about a statue in the Crothersville City Cemetery that will shake your hand, or maybe it’s not the statue, but the ghost of a banker that spent all the bank’s money. Either way I wanted to go check this cemetery out. There are

The Grave in the Middle of the Road

Nancy Kerlin Barnett died on December 1, 1831 and was laid to rest in a small cemetery on a hill overlooking Sugar Creek in Johnson County, Indiana. Eventually, a road was put in near to the cemetery, but all was still well. The trouble started

Hello world!

Well, here I am. I’ve been wanting to blog about my cemetery visits for a few years now, but could never really get the ball rolling. I’ve just finished a semester of college and my goals over the summer are to visit more cemeteries and