Monday, March 29, 2010

spring break part two (cemetery hill)

One thing I love about visiting my family is the daily walks that we take. Jacksonville is a beautiful place to stroll (or powerwalk), and "cemetery hill" not only gives you a great view of the little town, but it's also great for the glutes! The cemetery is also a great place to learn about the history of this small but very important mining town.

Jacksonville was founded following the discovery of gold and a rush of miners from 1851 - 52, and the cemetery was founded in 1860.

The front circular road at the top of cemetery hill...


There are so many infant and child graves...




And many prominent families...


This poor baby gets me every time...life was so rough out here...


Mom and Charlie following the winding path that volunteers keep clean...


Want to climb up on this seat with Caitlin, Charlie-boy?

Okay! Good boy.

Third installment coming soon!

1 comment:

  1. is it weird that i think headstones are beautiful? i love looking at them.

    can't wait to see part 3 of your trip! hope you had fun.

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