A few select images from that afternoon of exploring to share.
All images ©Jen Baldwin, 2014.
Knights of Pythias Cemetery
Turn around from the gate, and this is what you see.
|The view of the Catholic Cemetery from the gate of the Knights|
of Pythias Cemetery.
We found these wooden markers in the Central City Cemetery, one was more readable than the others.
The Central City Catholic Cemetery
|What appears to be the main gate is chained and locked.|
|The human entrance is to the left of the main gate seen above.|
Up and over the fence!
|My family going over the stairs. They did also have a memorial|
plaque on one side, recognizing a local couple.
|The original main gate is still intact, about 20 yards inside the current|
fence. The wooden frame, sign and the actual gate is all that's left.
|These are three sisters, all very young at time of death, and all had a|
peeled onion in front of the headstone.
|This round brick structure is in a far back corner of the cemetery, which|
covers a fairly large piece of property. There was once a cross on the top according
to one source I was able to locate.
|The original use of this structure appears to be unknown, even by the|
local historical society, though there are a few theories floating around.
|Although this wooden marker is not in the pipe, it was very obvious|
that's where it was intended to be. This was the only other pipe we found
with the wooden stake still in it or nearby.