Sheep Pen Cemetery photographs courtesy of Scott Andersen - September, 2011 and April, 2012
"The Association for Gravestone Studies"
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"A cemetery may be considered as abandoned when all or practically all of the bodies have been removed therefrom and no
bodies have been buried therein for a great many years, and the cemetery has been so long neglected as entirely to lose its identity
as such, and is no longer known, recognized and respected by the public as a cemetery. 1953 OAG 2978."


A Straightened and Repaired Gravestone Restores Respect for the Deceased Person it Identifies

Monday, October 14, 2013

Announcing October 15th, 2013 at 7:00p.m. Meeting at Shawnee Nature Club, Portsmouth, Ohio - Gravestone Photography by "A Grave Sight: Cemetery Photographs by BAWS" & October 19, 2013 at 3:00p.m. tour of Greenlawn Cemetery in Portsmouth, Ohio



From Beth Wilson Shoemaker of  "A Grave Sight: Photographs by BAWS":
 
"Don't Forget!!"

"I will be speaking at the Shawnee Nature Club meeting Tomorrow Evening, Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 7pm at the Hillview Retirement Center in Portsmouth, OH. I plan on presenting photographic work from my wanderings of local (& not so local) historical cemeteries, with gravestone mineralogy/petrology and weathering thrown in for good measure. Please feel free to attend! 

Also, the following Saturday, October 19 at 3pm, I will be conducting a tour of Greenlawn Cemetery in Portsmouth, OH. With the focus on interesting historical stones, mineralogy/petrology and weathering, I hope that attendees will enjoy my perspective and contribute local historical tidbits!

Hope to see you there!"


 Above photograph by Beth Wilson Shoemaker of  "A Grave Sight: Photographs by BAWS":

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