Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Mass Murder – Germany 1945

A difficult image to view.  A German woman is overcome with grief at the sight of the bodies of 800 slave workers – 17 May 1945.  They were buried in mass graves by German citizens under the direction of Allied Forces.

German girl overcome 800 slave workers 17 May 1945

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Children of Mountainville

Before its name was changed to Alpine, the community surrounded by Alp-like peaks in Utah County, Utah was called Mountainville.

Local sculptor and artist, Dennis Smith, remembers the children who populated that frontier settlement in a casting dedicated to them on the top of the Alpine Cemetery among the graves of many pioneer children and early settlers.


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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Drill, Glue and Strap that Tombstone

Old soft stone tombstones suffer greatly from freeze / thaw cycles over the decades.  Add brain dead teenage boys to the mix and the markers are doomed.

The only hope to salvage the stones is through glue and in cases like the one below, metal straps to hold the pieces together. 

A week in jail resolves the teenage boy affliction in most towns.


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