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The Story of John W. Shaw

Years ago, when I started writing about my cemetery adventures, I visited Wesley Cemetery near Wesport, Indiana. I initially wanted to explore this cemetery because I drove by it one day and the stone wall and steps that border the front of the cemetery caught

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

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