Wednesday, December 5, 2012
A forgotten cemetery in a cemetery.
As we scanned 3 acres in the back of a 24 acre municipal cemetery with our Ground Penetrating radar we discovered a "forgotten cemetery." There were no markers of any kind, no monuments, no crosses, no stones, no "thing" to identify it as ground with interments. To make it even more astounding: There were more than 150 burials on the forgotten site! Apparently it was a Pauper cemetery, a Potters Field for the community. It must have been the place where grave diggers were paid to bury folks without money, maybe even without family. Imagine that! Imagine having so lived life that your death made no difference to someone...any one. Sad