OK, like the title says, 'I'm hooked', that is, on this 'find a grave' thing.
I don't think it sounds creepy. Does it?
It's a lot of fun.
Sat. afternoon I explored northern Lincoln County looking for two sites.
Found both, but ran out of light for one.
But the one I did get to photograph required me to ask permission at an 1860's farm house, in wonderful condition.
The site was in great shape and well taken care of.
We sometimes loss site of all the other facts that go into what makes the history of our areas.
For me, our local history has usually dealt with Daniel Boone, Lewis and Clark and a few other names and places.
What I have found lately, having visited many sites so far, is how rich some of the names we don't know are in contributing to our history.
After fighting and serving so far east, at that time, from Missouri, they made their way west in the very early days of white mans time in our state.
It makes you think about the things you didn't know about our history, or at least reexamine the things you though you did.
Finding the right marker required a rubbing to come up with the name we were looking for.
This first one still lived in.
Period doors and windows are well taken care of.
I once did some consulting on this one.
The owner was worried about a twisted log up in the top half-story, and was concerned about the safety of the structure.
I examined the log, which was gigantic, and told him in my opinion the log had twisted many, many years ago, was to large and to dry to re-twist back, and because it was so old, it wasn't going to twist anymore.
Snow still hanging on, on the north side.
. . . off she went..