Found On A Walk - Color

Found On A Walk – Color

Old cemeteries are not laid out, all in rows, like the modern designs.

For me that means in different nooks and crannies new items are all around.

Found On A Walk - Color
Found On A Walk – Color

While Charleston was trying to recover, and rebuild, from the Civil War damage a new disaster hit. August 31st, 1886 one of the largest earthquakes on record almost destroyed the town. Above is part of an old, and broken, monolith marking a victim of the quake.

Found On A Walk - Color
Found On A Walk – Color

Near the first grave site above was a series of stones, all close and tight with each other. Henriette Wildhagen (above) would have lived in town when the quake struck.

This cemetery allows you to see connections between the different people, and families, that lived in Charleston over the centuries.

You can follow from the original founders of the US, through wars, natural disasters, even several pandemics on a walk here.

 

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