Monday, April 18, 2011

Tyler-Coleman Cemetery

I found an old cemetery out in Babler State Park; dating from the early 19th Century to the mid 20th, it represents a broad cross-section of different types of grave markers over the last two centuries. It also reminds us that the area has been settled for much longer than it sometimes seems.





3 comments:

  1. Tom Maher-KirkwoodApril 18, 2011 at 1:45 PM

    Thanks! I recall seeing this cemetery when I was first there with the Boy Scouts in the VERY early 1950s. Funny - it was before one of the persons whose grave is there died. I noticed this same gentleman lived from 1843 until 1954. What experiences he must have had! He was old enough to have served in the Civil War - and lived to see the Korean War. From whale oil lamps to television.

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  2. St. Louis county is littered with old burial grounds which turn up in back yards and other surprising places. Thank you for showing this.

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  3. Nice photos (of buildings, too, but I'm fond of old cemeteries). Out wandering near Gumbo a number of years ago I started walking through a little, OLD cemetery- til the ground over the graves started to give way... just a little unnerving...

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