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    jaxthedog jaxthedog's Avatar
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    Northern California

    Nothin' quite like a good, rural graveyard...

    Sometimes on a long motorcycle ride or drive in the car, a pleasant, quiet break is in order. What about that rural cemetery over there adjacent to the road. You know: the one you probably would pass right by? So much history. So many stories. Maybe that's why they call 'em plots.

    Some local to the Sacramento area are noted here: http://thechurchoftheopenroad.blogsp...ard-shift.html

    What's in your area?

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    It's a way of life! oldnslow's Avatar
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    In my little town, there is a very old paupers and slaves grave yard. It is maintained by a man whose family is slave descendants. His family was eventually freed by Nathan Boone, Daniel Boone's son. When they were freed, they got the land that the grave yard is located..

    Quite humbling but very peaceful to visist the small little patch of green on the man's farm and see the graves marked with only a big rock or a big log stuck in the ground.

    Its on the National Registrey of Historic Places
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    Registered User GeorgeR1200RT's Avatar
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    The grave of Denton True Young aka Cy Young, is located in Peoli Cemetery, Tuscarawas County, Ohio.

    When I was President of the Newcomerstown Ohio Rotary Club 10 years ago, there were a couple of old timer members who knew Cy personally and attended ball games with him. Sadly, they have passed on and are hopefully visiting with Cy again.

    The road to the cemetery is twisty, hilly and you have to be careful of the "exhaust" from Amish buggy engines.

    If you want to visit, here are the coordinates: GPS (lat/lon): 40.22744, -81.43553

    If you don't use GPS, the cemetery is on State Route 258 between Newcomerstown and Freeport. The town of Peoli consists of about 10 houses, a church and the cemetery.
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    Registered User lkchris's Avatar
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    Albuquerque, NM
    The best source for online graveyard information:
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    Found this solitary grave site in Big Bend down Old Ore Rd. I think. The ground is so hard out there they dig shallow depressions place the body in and fill it in with rocks.

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    IBA #44567 Ken F's Avatar
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    I've found them to be pretty good places for a nap too.........peaceful.

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