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Death’s Garden: Tombstone Tales

by Loren Rhoads Just north of Michigan’s lower peninsula lies Mackinac Island, the #1 tourist destination in the state. When I was a kid, my folks took me and my brother up several times to explore the old fort—complete with … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #160: St. Ann’s Cemetery

Saint Ann’s Cemetery also called Sainte Anne’s Cemetery or the Catholic Cemetery Garrison Road & Custer Street Mackinac State Park Mackinac Island, Michigan 49757 GPS: Lat: 45° 51′ 29″N, Lon: 84° 37′ 16″W Founded: early 1850s Size: 2 acres Number of … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #127: St. Roch Cemetery

St. Roch Campo Santo 1725 St. Roch Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana 70117 Telephone: (504) 304-0576 Founded: 1872 Size: Two square blocks Number of interments: Unknown, due to the reuse of graves. Open: Weekdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed weekends. … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Color

Tonight is my mom’s last night in San Francisco, so I’m going to hold off on writing this week’s Cemetery of the Week until tomorrow.  I have a plan, but it requires research to do it justice. Instead, I offer … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Winter

Twenty years ago or so, my brother and I celebrated Christmas at my parents’ farm outside of Flint, Michigan.  As the afternoon got older, after the presents were opened and the feast consumed, Allen wanted to go for a drive.  … Continue reading

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