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tsharp
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Tombstones

Post by tsharp » Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:42 pm

Some tree related tombstones encountered in the Spring Hill Cemetery Park in Charleston


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There was more then one Stump in this family plot.


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Fallen branches



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Very touching

Celtic Cross

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Re: Tombstones

Post by Rand » Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:49 am

There is one similar in the cemetary where I grew up. I was walking around looking at the trees, and the first time I saw it I thought, 'Oh, that looks like one I would like to ha....oh wait...'


Anyway, the carving on the Celtic cross strikes me as particularly beautiful.

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Re: Tombstones

Post by Don » Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:40 pm

In musing over the "Touching" tombstone(s), there's some potentially interesting history there. Were Sam and Isaac Baer brothers? How unlikely for Isaac to be born within months of the end of the Civil War! And was that tombstone carved from a single chunk of granite? Quite an undertaking that would have been!
And did you notice the "annual rings" on Sam's limb?!
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Re: Tombstones

Post by Larry Tucei » Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:32 am

Turner- Fascinating carvings of Granite Tombstones. Many years ago several of our members where posting similar finds. Woodmen of the Wood had the best carvings of tree like Tombstones in the South. They were an insurance company who provided lavish Tombstones for a number of years. The next time I'm in a Cemetery I'll get a couple of photos of some. I always enjoy stuff like this thanks for sharing. Larry

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