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Where We Keep Our Dead: Hebrew Cemetery

Published on May 7, 2013 by in RVA

Hey, there everyone!  Sorry for the long pause in writing!  I am looking forward to getting back on track as the weather becomes increasingly warmer and the days last increasingly longer.  Huzzah to spring!  With that said, I’d like to share with you my latest exploration.  In this chapter I visit the burial grounds for

 
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Where We Keep Our Dead: Shockoe Hill Cemetery

Published on March 29, 2013 by in RVA

It’s got to be tough to be Shockoe Hill Cemetery, always in the shadow of it’s more famous big brother Hollywood Cemetery.  Let’s see if we can shed some light on the situation with a little compare and contrast… 1.  Hollywood Cemetery is known for it’s beautiful stone work and carvings. 2.  Hollywood Cemetery is

 
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Where We Keep Our Dead: Evergreen Cemetery

Published on August 3, 2012 by in Uncategorized

I received the following from a loyal reader with Church Hill People’s News (follow them on Twitter!), “Have you ever been to Evergreen Cemetery? I think it would blow your mind.”  Whoa, spoiler alert!  Now I’m going into this thing with my mind pre-blown! Here’s the research side of things:  Evergreen Cemetery was established in

 
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Where We Keep Our Dead: Hollywood Cemetery, Part 1

Published on July 20, 2012 by in Uncategorized

Monochrome = scary, right? Last we left off, the Church Hill Tunnel had collapsed.  I briefly mentioned the story of one Benjamin F. Mosby who escaped out of the Eastern Entrance of the doomed tunnel with horrible burns and broken teeth only to die two days later at Grace Hospital.  (Classic Schmosby!)  Time for an urban

 
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Location: St. John’s Church

Published on June 26, 2012 by in Uncategorized

The Henrico Parish Church was founded in 1611 in the Cittie of Henricus.  (1611 writing is just awesome.)  After converting, baptizing, and renaming Pocahontas the church and cittie eventually fell victim to the Indian Massacre of 1622.  In the first recorded instance of white flight in the Western Hemisphere the parish up and moved out

 
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