Thursday, 12 April 2018

Western tombstones

A little taste of Americana today as I share with you two typical tombstones from the far West. These two tombstones were from a cemetery in one of my parishes in John Day, Oregon. The church is dedicated to St Elizabeth of Hungary and the perfect outline of the small country church is visible in one of the photos, with the date the couple were married. The date of the marriage is seen in the intertwined wedding rings in the other photo. Other western motifs are visible, like mountains, pine trees, deer and others. Many other tombstones like these, made from granite, are visible in other cemeteries. (Click on each photo to enlarge)

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