I've seen cemeteries like this throughout the midwest. They're classic. Thanks.
Hank, for me that's a cemetery of the plains. The truly classic midwestern cemetery has more trees--like this. Perhaps I'm drawn to cemeteries with trees because, just as I don't like lying out in the sun while I'm alive, I don't think I'd want to in death, either!
This is so beautiful. The colors are ALIVE! You did a beautiful job with this. Is is standing out there all alone, or is anything around the area? It looks very windy.
I would love to explore all the names, dates, and inscriptions.
MaryAlice, I told you about the woman on whom I'm doing the research. This is where she is buried so I explored quite a while ... looking for her grave which I found eventually. The frame church that was once nearby has been moved away, and there's now a small portable building used as a church. There's nothing else nearby.
I kind of thought this might be the place, but I wasn't sure. Was there anything written on her stone? If so, what did it say? I bet you were so excited to see this. It is beautiful, and you did a wonderful job of capturing it so softly, but yet with such rich colors. I think it's beautifully done.
Her stone has the inscription, "I dwell among my own people." That is extremely poignant because she died in 1961, in Canada, but she left Saddle Mountain in 1906. It's a long and complicated story, but she and the Kiowas of Saddle Mountain retained a strong respect and affection. I've given two papers on the subject at academic meetings, but I really need to write that book!
That is beautiful. Oh Marilyn, you really DO need to write that book! Now I'm going to want to buy it! I want to know more. Get to work!
a thought a prayer for all particularly for Ioleta Hunt McElhaneyciao Giorgio
Thank you, Giorgio. It is a place that inspires prayers. Greetings, Marilyn
I live near the Saddle Mtn. Cemetery and the
community building 2 miles west of the cemetery
has over 500 photo's of early days at Saddle Mtn.
Several pictures of Isabel Crawford and many of the early Kiowa converts. Also one of Isabel
Crawfords sermons which was copied from the church scrapbook. Would be happy to share info with anyone interested. A great lady..so much of our history.
I left you a reply which included my e-mail address, but I didn't want to leave it here too long so I'm removing it. If you see this, let me know, and I'll give it to you again because I'd very much like to make contact. Thank you for leaving your comment. I'm very interested in the pictures.
Interesting picture. I think its creepy there at night! ;-)
Thanks for your visit, Xeper. Maybe peaceful instead of creepy ...
I actually own the property on the west side of the cemetary, stretching from the cemetary to the large, kinda delapidated red house. My whole family's Kiowa and were really familiar with Isabel Crawford and her work. If you need any information still, I could probably help you with that. ~ A. Kaulaity
I was very glad to hear from you, A. Kualaity, and I'd like to be in contact if you're willing. My address is my first initial followed immediately by my last name (all lower case) at gto dot net.
A'hoDa'koy - I would LOVE to find information out about the Saddle Mountain church if the offer would be open to anybody else. I recently read Ms. Crawfords book and was thrilled. my email is kitcat_1977 at hotmail dot com
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Photo taken in Kiowa County, OK, USA
Misplaced? Suggest new location