Raising awareness of your local historic cemetery (and greasing the wheels for obtaining restoration donations) can be as simple as writing an engaging article about it for the local paper.
Since everyone loves a good human interest story and since many local newspapers are always looking for unique article ideas, why not
steal borrow a leaf from Newcastle, WA’s book and write something fun?
If there are a lot of stories, make it a series and be sure to include photos of some of the more unique carvings.
Here’s the link to Coal Miner’s Cemetery–Part I.
Many thanks to JoAnne M for alerting me to this!
Van Wormer needs a little thought (worms), but the Byrn Funeral Home definitely made me look twice.
OK, I thought I’d seen some weird stuff out there, but these take the cake. Especially #15.
According to the stories, Martin Hubbard was the mailman who rowed back and forth across Lake Washington, carrying the mail. One day, he never made it home.
This is up in Little River Cemetery, near Mendocino, CA. Frankly, seeing the view that’s right off the cliff from where this is located, I’d want to be in the ocean, too.
I mentioned in an earlier post how social media can help with fundraising. Well, here’s an example of what one group is doing out in Rochester, NY after a tornado touched down in their local cemetery on June 10.
Damages included headstones weighing from 200 – 700 pounds, getting pushed off their foundations, and numerous trees being uprooted.
PR announcement to help garner donations.
Today’s Sharing Saturday post, a video of an abandoned mausoleum, comes courtesy of TikiTrex who’s documented a number of abandoned, interesting spots.
If you liked this, check out the video about the abandoned house by a cemetery.