Monday, July 26, 2010

Whistling past graveyards...

I know it's bad luck to photograph graveyards, but this one in Fredericksburg, Texas was quite amazing. Fredericksburg was founded in 1846, a year after Texas became a state, and the vast majority of these gravesites were of the German settlers who populated the area at that time.
The wrought iron gated graves you see here were primarily from the Old West era. I also noticed that quite a few of the people in this graveyard died from 1891 to 1893. I wonder if there was an influenza or cholera outbreak at the time.

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