Mount Moriah Cemetery, Deadwood, SD

This is the first time I’ve refused to go in a cemetery. Passing through Deadwood, South Dakota on the way back to Colorado, we thought the walk up steep Lincoln Avenue would yield a nice chance to stretch our legs and see an historic cemetery.  No, it was $2 to visit Mt. Moriah Cemetery because of…

First Presbyterian Church of Sparta Cemetery, Sparta, NJ

I lived in New Jersey for for almost sixteen years before I moved to the DC area. I went to the First Presbyterian Church once with my friend Liz in 2003(?).  I attended the Institute for Spiritual Development once during my metaphysical church attendance phase/spurt/when it was convenient to attend metachurch in 2011-2012.  I started…

Niwot Cemetery, Niwot, CO

Good ol’ Niwot, a tiny town between Longmont and Boulder, has a cemetery that’s a state historical site.   There are also a bunch of children from the 1890s who died in Niwot.   Real Western graves   Someone had planted a bunch of tulips around the cemetery at one point. They’ve spread thickly between…

Longmont Cemetery I | Longmont, Colorado

Longmont Cemetery is another typical small-town cemetery in Colorado, replete with Masons, Eastern Star ladies, and Oddfellows. The graves go back to approximately the early 20th century. It’s a hefty spot of land off Main Street on the north side of Longmont, so this is collection one of two.   The ancestors of the people who…