Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Old City Cemetery

 
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Historical marker at Old City Cemetery near downtown.

22 comments:

mbkatc230 said...

What a shame that a bunch of vandals keep good people out. This looks like a great place for photography. Do they ever have tours so that you could get some shots? Kathy

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Its a shame that someone who wants to just walk and wander can't do it.

Cezar and Léia said...

Very interesting Lois, it's different from the cemetery that I've visited here.Looks to be a calm and serene place.
Léia

B SQUARED said...

Lots of people still don't believe Florida was involved in the Civil War. What are they teaching our kids in school these days?

NellJean said...

Your blog is one in my reader that I save for last -- not just because it is alphabetically near the end -- every day.

This is my favorite photo so far.

VP said...

A lot of history in the few words of this plaque: battles, settlements, pioneers and slaves, blacks and whites, Federal and Confederate. A beautiful, interesting and touching image.

Lois said...

Kathy, I don't know about organized tours, but I used to be able to pick up a map at the gate and wander around looking for all the interesting spots in the cemetery. The map not only pointed them out, but gave a brief background on the history of each one.

Kaori said...

I like the seal of Florida at the top of that sign! It really is a shame you can't go in anymore. Looks like a nice peaceful place.

JM said...

Pioneers and slaves side by side, I like this!

magiceye said...

very interesting

Tabib said...

That for informing us of what happened here in 1829.

James said...

That looks like a wonderful place to take pictures. It's a shame that you can't go in there anymore. You were still able to capture a very nice and imformative picture.

Clytie said...

I too hope someday you are able to find out if they provide tours. So much history, so much beauty there.

Halcyon said...

Ha! I'm glad you're getting the pictures somehow!!

Small City Scenes said...

I do love older cemetaries. Too bad about the fences and vandals.
And thanks for the tour of the college on your previous posts. I scrolled through you wonderful blog.
Aren't finches cute.

Thanks for visiting my blog. MB

Abraham Lincoln said...

Amazing. They have to keep living people out.

bitingmidge said...

It's a shame that there isn't another way; Like giving the vandals a permanent "home" there!

I'm glad they haven't put up a wall you can't see through though.

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tapirgal said...

It's really too bad that it's closed. Was it due to vandalism? If so, then it's good that they closed it, but so sad to have to do that. I love the history and thoughts in these places. The sign is really beautiful, and it seems unusual and very nice that they once provided maps with info on the all or many of the markers.

Dianne said...

I love the shadows across the marker
great photo

Unseen Rajasthan said...

HI Lois !! This is a beautiful and lovely shot !!Simply fantastic @@

Louis la Vache said...

It's sad the miscreants have made it so you (and others) can't visit and absorb the history and pay your respects there.

Leif Hagen said...

That would be an interesting stroll through history in that cemetery!