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For those readers who thought it might be neat to check out the Stones & Bones slide show, I’ve finally created a pdf for you. It can be found here: Stones and Bones Slide Show. If you’re interested in hearing the Seattle Public Library presentation mp3 podcast, here it is: http://www.spl..org/Audio/stones_and_bones2009.mp3 Enjoy!
This week, some readers asked about specific cemetery volunteer work needs. After shooting out a few emails, I found some sites that would love extra help in surveying, research, maintenance, or even conservation skills. And while only a few sites have responded at this time, I do anticipate others coming forward. Once that happens, I’ll update this post. Saar Pioneer Cemetery, Kent, WA: Karen Bouton did […]
Share Part II: From 1938 to present day In 1938, Odd Fellow members still owning cemetery land parcels fell behind in property tax payments. The county foreclosed and became, whether through design or accident, the new owner of Comet Lodge Cemetery. For the next fifteen years, questions over what was purchased, restoration permissions, and street widening ordinances, […]
Share Part I: From the beginning to 1931 Maybe it was the greed or a need to sweep political embarrassment under the proverbial rug. Perhaps it’s simply an old Indian curse on those foolish enough to disturb a sacred burial site. Whatever the reason, this cemetery has suffered a century’s worth of indignities including abandonment, […]