Thursday, May 7, 2009

Old Plantation Cemetery

 
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Click to enlarge the picture and read about the history of this old plantation cemetery located near Winthrop Park. It also explains how Winthrop Park got it's name. The grave markers you see behind the sign are the only markers left in this cemetery. It looks like a little clearing in the woods or maybe a park. I've passed it many times over the years, but this was the first time I've actually stopped and read the sign.

13 comments:

Abe Lincoln said...

This made for an interesting read for me. I enjoyed it. The sad thing is the people buried here are no longer being remembered. Nobody can call out their names.

Pam said...

A nice bit of history, Lois. Old cemeterys always tell a story and give us a link to the past. I like that.
Thanks for your visits, have a great day:)

Paul said...

Old cemetaries are always interesting and normally you can perhaps learn a little from the headstones. This one is interesting by the lack of them.
I often think the past is another country...
Leeds Photo Daily

B Squared said...

Interesting reading. I guess everyplace has a history if we'd just dig a little to find it.

Darla said...

Amazing the things we overlook in our own town!

Cezar and Léia said...

It looks a peaceful and serene place.
Great shot!
Léia

Jacob said...

Most interesting, Lois. It's too bad so many of the markers are gone as they could provide even more insight into that era.

I really like the way you composed this photo allowing us to see the sign and something of what lies behind it.

Lisa Wilson said...

Boise Diva has a cemetery shot today, too! I guess great minds think alike!

Frank said...

Isn't it great how we are attracted to cemeteries. I'm reminded of the ones in Savannah, GA that draw you in with spookiness and intrigue. And Arlington National Cemetery where you stand in silent awe.

Beth Niquette said...

How totally cool!

Thanks for sharing. (grin)

Beth Niquette said...

I just enlarged and read the sign. How tragic that there was a time in history where real people were held in such low value.

People are people, no matter what color--they're like flowers, God made people in all shapes, sizes and colors. And they are all beautiful.

Thank you for sharing this.

frenchie4moi said...

I love to visit old cemeteries. Your blog looks great Lois!

God Bless,

Nancy

Corker2 said...

Thanks for sharing this bit of History. I enjoyed reading what the plaque described. It seems that it's a shame that all of those Slaves have, somewhat, been forgotten. I would think that for what they had to endure in their lives, the place would be better kept. At least there is a Plaque there describing what once was.

Great Post!