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Authors RidgeNestled in the charming and historical town of Concord Massachusetts lies Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. It lies one block east of Monument square, just outside the center of town. Founded in 1855, this Victorian Cemetery is the final resting place of several very well known authors. In fact, they are barely steps from one another in a section known as authors ridge.

As you can see from the picture at the left, those authors include Henry David Thoreau, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Louisa May Alcott and Ralph Waldo Emerson. Continue Reading »

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Out For Blood

 I am rarely alone on my jaunts to visit the dead and what my friend and I discovered on our latest excursion shocked and saddened us. I was going to make my own post on this issue but I think he did it so eloquently, I wouldn’t have been able to do better. Posted here with permission by the author, one edit allowed for appropriateness.

May 10, 2010 by Peter .  Yesterday afternoon I was up at Pine Hill Cemetery, also known as Blood Cemetery in Hollis, NH. This old graveyard has been known to produce a ghost or two. Local legend has it that the ghost of Abel Blood haunts this cemetery. Supposedly after dark Continue Reading »

Most gravestones leave little work for those who read them, unless of course they have been worn away with time and the elements.

Recently I found a stone that really put my brain to work as it seemed to be almost entirely in Latin. Only the Continue Reading »

This week is overcast and stormy as February in New England tends to be.  Forecasts of snow and rain and mix do not lend well to romping through graveyards and cemeteries, HOWEVER, Continue Reading »

Speechless

…at least different to what one (at least for me) usually finds while hunting down cemeteries. In a small suburban/rural New England town, I had heard of a “family” cemetery on a particular road. On exploring the location of this small cemetery, I discovered Continue Reading »

It’s stories like this that make history and roaming graveyards so interesting to me.

Samuel Davis Grave

From THE HISTORY OF HUDSON NH by Webster Kimball

THE FIRST MURDER COMMITTED IN THIS TOWN, SO FAR AS IS NOW KNOWN OCCURRED JUNE 26, 1775 WHEN Continue Reading »

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