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What is now known as St. Mary Cemetery, is located on Hughes Cemetery Road near the towns of Avalon, Forreston and Italy (Ellis County), Texas, dates back to at least 1851. The burial ground is shown on a county map dated 1861 and was a part of the Tarrant Plantation, owned by General Edward H. Tarrant, the person for whom Tarrant County, Texas, is named. The 1870 United States Federal Census shows the area encompassing the St. Mary Community as Ellis County, Texas, Waxahachie - Chambers Creek Post Office. As late as 1940, census records the St. Mary Community as having a school with a teacher in residence nearby. As further verification, a photograph exists from the early 1930s with images of a group of students with their teacher whose family owned a nearby farm.
On March 24, 2012, family members who went to the cemetery as a part of quarterly maintenance reported that someone had encroached upon the burial grounds, desecrating the oldest portion of the cemetery on the west and north sides by removing mature trees and foliage. It appeared, from visible tracks in the soil, that some type of excavator had been used to create a road from Hughes Cemetery Road through the cemetery to the west, taking out gravestones - some that had been there for more than a century -along with the vegetation. Grave memorabilia were found within and north of the newly constructed road. Graves lay underneath the road and the topography of the entire west side of the cemetery had be compromised. At least three piles of trees, foliage and grave markers were viewed in a western field.
Lynn Rainville is a research professor in the humanities and the founding director of the Tusculum Institute for local history and historic preservation, located at Sweet Briar College. Although her PhD is in Near Eastern archaeology, she has spent the last decade studying historic African American cemeteries, documenting forgotten burial sites, conducting oral interviews with descendants of enslaved communities, and developing on-line mortuary databases.
Lynn began researching the enslaved community on the Sweet Briar Plantation in 2001 with the re-discovery of the on-campus slave cemetery; she is working on a book about this project titled Invisible Founders: African American Heritage at Sweet Briar. Her grant-funded research has produced numerous articles and a recent book titled “Hidden History: African American Cemeteries in Central Virginia" (University of Virginia Press, 2014). Her latest grant-funded research is on World War I memorials and gravestones. She hosts an annual Teaching with Historic Places workshop for central Virginian teachers and holds memberships in and presents papers at a wide variety of historical organizations including the American Historical Association, the National Council on Public History, the Archaeological Institute of America, the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, and the Society for American Archaeology.
Young Adults sure need their Lord: 300,000 attempts at suicide every year with the young people of America. More teenagers died last year than the entire Iraqi war. Every 30 seconds a teenager is attempting suicide due to bullying.
One principal said we had 5 suicides in the last seven weeks. One principal canceled graduation because of a suicide that was going to happen during the graduation program. In front of one school a principal showed me a cemetery with gravestones representing students that had died the previous year in their school.
Bob Holmes is on a quest to stop bullying and suicides among young adults. We have an incredible high death rate for over dosing of drug and alcohol in New Hampshire. Bob has been speaking to young adults for the purpose of stopping drugs alcohol, and suicide among our young people in America. To learn more go to http://www.beatbob.com/
BOB IS A ONE MAN VOLLEYBALL TEAM WHO SINGLE-HANDEDLY TAKES ON TEAMS. RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT JUST FINISHED A SECOND STORY ON BOB BECAUSE OF HAVING PLAYED MORE GAMES THAN ANY ATHLETE IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD IN ANY SPORT
18,400 WINS 365 LOSSES
HE HAS BEATEN THE: MINNESOTA VIKINGS, PITTSBURGH STEELERS, THE MIAMI DOLPHIN, WASHINGTON REDSKINS, TORONTO BLUE JAYS, BALTIMORE ORIOLES WITH CAL RIPKEN, A FIRST PLACE BEACH TEAM, THE BUFFALO BILLS THREE TIMES and HAS APPEARED IN OVER 5,500 GYMNASIUMS IN FRONT OF OVER 5 AND A HALF MILLION PEOPLE
Join Brad Hicks and Tony Ridlon as we speak to Gregg and Pauletta Clark of WhereShadowsWalk.com
October, of course, is the month for haunting, when lawns become littered with skeletons and witches fly in through branches of trees shedding their leaves. Store shelves are stocked with masks and makeup and an array of costumes, all designed to terrify. But on “Where Shadows Walk,” Franklin’s haunted history tour, you won’t find any of that. No masked hatchet men will jump from behind gravestones; black-eyed zombie undertakers will not be your guides, because, said Gregg Clark, the tour’s owner and guide, you won’t need them. The stories themselves elicit enough scare power on their own. The real-life history of Macon County, said Clark, is a sometimes ghastly, always intriguing tapestry of narratives that doesn’t need embellishing as much as it needs uncovering. So while Clark and his wife, Pauletta, may be the ones unearthing the past, they’re really just helping the past speak for itself.
On this program: Pres. Obama give Medal of Freedom, Texas Drivers Paid for DNA, Gravestones to be fitted with microchips in South Africa, Wine Maker sell can drinks, JP Morgan fined 13billion, Record Number of Nations Oppose Cuba Embargo, this week in court and much more.
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Listen in to Fieldstone Common this week as host Marian Pierre-Louis talks to John Thomas Grant, author of Final Thoughts: Eternal Beauty in Stone.
Photographer, Author, John Thomas Grant's conceptualization of Final Thoughts was the consequence of the unraveling of some old letters, a personal journey in search of his family roots, and the chance meeting with a young man in a small New England town.
John interprets and connects with history through the camera lens. He reminds us that the past resides with us, sometimes forgotten and sometimes celebrated. The unique quality of John's photos blends the past and the present together showing they are inseparably entwined.
Join us as we talk with John Thomas Grant about his book, his beautiful interpretation through photography and the impact it has had on his life and that of his readers.
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LIVE: THURSDAY, 4 OCTOBER 2012 at 1:00pm EST
Gravestones across Scotland are being defaced. An ancient advanced civilisation is discovered under the remains of Skara Brae. Bonnie Prince Charlie returns to Scotland, two hundred years after his death. Edinburgh police unearth a mysterious surveillance operation on the Queen's residence and the Scottish Parliament. All these events take place in a Scotland which is both familiar and yet slightly twisted.
Events triggered thousands of years ago are about to reach a climax that not only threatens Scotland, but could finally hand the modern World the tools of its own destruction.
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1. Mick is giving away free download codes for The Lunacy Board album, “Stockholm” (currently costs around $5) music used in his book. Simply twitter the upcoming show link and include @mickbordet so he can DM you the download code. After the show airs, you can email Mick and put Podioracket in the subject line or send out a twitter with the archived show’s link. This month only!
2. There are three new characters who have been introduced in the latest episode, none of whom have been named so far. We will take one (sincere, please) name for each person who wants to give one. Mick will pick the best one for each character during the show. Chatters can give only one name so Mick will give us a brief description if the character and we will go from there.
3. The best question of the show will be chosen at the end of the show. The winner will receive a signed copy of the ‘Some Other Scotland’ spin-off short stories that have appeared on the Great Hites podcast.