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An exemplary example of Queen Anne style Victorian architecture, the Ingomar Club was originally the home of William Carson. Designed and built by brothers, Samuel and Joseph Cather Newsom [contracted by Mr. Carson], the home was completed in 1883. The house is located in old town Eureka, California.
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Mr. Benjamin F. Hickman was interred at Westport Cemetery in 1896 after a life of 56 years.
The Westport Cemetery was founded in 1882 at the north end of this small seaside town in Mendocino County, California. The cemetery occupies a very picturesque location situated on bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. A nice spot to spend eternity.
Monday, August 12, 2013
Ms. Mary M. Charge was interred at Stohlman Cemetery in 1912 after a life of 82 years. Like many Americans, Ms. Charge was an immigrant. Born in Germany, she traveled to America and settled, with family, in Sutter County. A land far from her ancestors.
The Stohlman Cemetery was founded in 1859 in Sutter County, California. There are 28 souls laid to rest in this small cemetery. The majority of its inhabitants were folks from somewhere else who decided that the rich soil of California was a good place to build a life.
It looks as though few people visit or care for this graveyard these days, but I was happy to stop and visit as I was driving through the area. I find that cemeteries can possess an incredible sense of history for a given place.