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Saddle up!

The living have the opportunity to design their own tombstone if they are lucky.  Here is someone with a love of horses.  She is / was a master leather carver and saddle maker. You can visit this stone in Toledo,

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War is Hell

Location: Forest Cemetery Toledo, Ohio corner of Sherman and Mulberry st. Obviously these are not the original stones.  Most likely they were erected by a historical society. Note the artistic engraving of the train the “General”.  “General” is posted on

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Posted in Artistic, Historic, Ohio, USA, War

Field of Dreams

Sometimes long gone record breaking athletes can be found in your own backyard so to speak.  Here is an example from my town of Toledo, Ohio.  Batter up!!!   Front Inscription: J. Lee Richmond M.D. Pitched professional baseball’s first perfect

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Posted in Ohio, Sports

Talking Trees

In the last post we saw some interesting tree stump tombstones.  This time we have a set with a bit of a twist on the theme. Location: Forest Cemetery, Toledo, Ohio Corner of Sherman St. and Mulberry Here we see

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Let’s start digging!!

Welcome to the first post of the site.  Let’s start with a surprisingly common uncommon design you can find among older tombstones.  Location: Forest Cemetery corner of Sherman St. and Mulberry   These tree trunk tombstones are quite detailed and

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