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Dear Visitor: When I was graciously allotted this web space by Rootsweb, I was thrilled beyond words for they put no limitations on the size, which in turn has allowed me to continue to add more historical cemeteries of my county and little tidbits of history along with the pictures. As time goes by and cost go up, they found they needed to place advertisements on all sites they sponsor. I ask that you bear with me as I try to adjust these pages so that the advertising does not interfere with the content of the pages. I might add that there are programs available that block such advertisements on web sites. Thank you for you understanding. I wish you luck in finding your long lost ancestor herein. Karen
Search hint: There are two pages under the title North Star Mine Museum with names in a payroll book that are not picked up by the search engine above. Check these out. This also applies to Weimar Tribe, Red Men.
Historic Cemeteries of Nevada
Ken Hoffman, Grass Valley Odd Fellow Cemetery Trustee, holds just two of many flags places at the graves of those who served their country. The flags were burned by vandals between dark Sunday night and 5 A.M., Monday, Memorial Day, 2004. Vandals also took fresh flowers from the graves and removed the large flags from the Hooper and Weaver Old Elm Ridge and New Elm Ridge Cemeteries on Cemetery Hill in Grass Valley, CA. The remains of the burned flags were gathered up and quickly replaced.
To read about the vandalism of 2001, on Cemetery Hill, Click here.
Fall in Nevada County, California
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Did You Know?
In the churchyards of England, they used to have wooden markers called grave boards (pre 17th century). Also, at that time it was common practice to bury bodies in a shroud rather than a coffin. apparently the sexton would bury bodies in a clockwise direction around the church until (after 10 or 20 years) they reached the spot where they first started. By this time the wooden grave boards would have rotted away, there by indicating that the remains beneath had done the same and it was safe to reuse the plot.
Due to the lack of space in London cemeteries these days, plots are being leased for 50 or 30 years rather than in perpetuity, as has been the case in the past.
Autumn in Nevada City