An Interesting Read -- "Hikes sometimes lead to interesting old cemeteries" from

Credit: Donald (Donnie) Pardue [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
While looking at other pieces of hiking news this story caught my eye. Why? One of the reasons is that I enjoy history and cemeteries are a very good way to study parts of history. Especially here in New England where some are getting close to 300 years old or more. Another reason is that during my time geocaching I have ended up in cemeteries pretty often, including at night which is not something I am fond of. My caching partner and I also had a cemetery series of geocache hides for the sake of history and the fun of it.

After reading the article, a piece on written by Bob Frye, I have to say that I can relate to what Mr. Frye wrote about. Hiking around woodland areas, something I have spent a lot of time doing during the spring, summer, and fall, can lead to some very interesting finds, including old cemeteries. Some are truly lost. Some are just not visited often, unmarked, but they are still known about at least. In either case, there can be some interesting finds up in the old woods.

Even if you aren't much of a woodland explorer or history buff, this could still be interesting to read. It's quick and might inspire you to take a quick hike or walk through the woods near your house. Take a look. Enjoy!

Hikes sometimes lead to interesting old cemeteries

There are two seeming miracles here, really. The first is that the Chess family found ground flat enough, even relatively speaking, to build a cemetery. We were hiking in extreme southwestern Pennsylvania, fewer than a dozen miles from the border of the West Virginia panhandle. It's a land of coal


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