The Pacific Northwest is not known for its kind winter weather and cemetery headstones are all too familiar with its vagaries. Weeks of rain, floods, high winds reaching up to 90 mph in some years, even snow. Any headstone not made out of granite can expect to be worn down rather quickly and certainly the original wooden crosses would not have lasted much more than a few seasons.

But sometimes, we give nature a helping hand. Below are a few of the sights that are all too common these days.

It ranges from spray paint…

Auburn Pioneer Cemetery

Auburn Pioneer Cemetery

To the broken, in-ground stones….
Newcastle Cemetery

Newcastle Cemetery

To those missing for decades…
Saar Pioneer Cemetery

Saar Pioneer Cemetery






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