Antique Granny

Antique Granny

Sunday, March 04, 2012

# 36 RAISING THE DEAD

This is post is number 36 in the marathon.

We live on The Grand Lake of The Cherokees.  It is a huge, man-made lake in Oklahoma.  People were not only displaced from their homes but some people were displaced from their final resting place. Not far from our home is a relocated cemetery moved in approximately 1939 in preparation for the filling of Grand Lake.  These tombstones date in the 1800's.  Most of the monuments have broken or crumbled or are too difficult to read, but there are a few like these.

 

 




4 comments:

Cliff said...

Building man made lakes displaces a lot of folks and it would probably be an impossibility with todays red tape. I like the stump stone.

Snaggle Tooth said...

I heard there used to be a SouthField here that became the Quabin Resevior. I heard some horror stories of losing the multi-generational fasmily farm...

I like the tree trunk one- Gee I hope they didn't miss any!

Granny Annie said...

Cliff -- Red tape...are you kidding? Aren't we a country of declaration of imminent domain?

Snaggle Tooth -- Did you enlarge the stump enough to see the leaf embossed on the top. Plus, did you notice the one with the hand and the finger pointing up. I often wonder if they really move the remains or just relocate the headstones.

Lynn said...

Yes - The Trail of Tears. So sad - many were relocated from north Georgia.