Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Edward Gray's Gravestone

Edward Gray's Gravestone
Originally uploaded by midgefrazel

At once time, old gravestones were re-set in concrete as it was thought to better preserve them. (Probably not.)

In this case, this gravestone may have been set in concrete to deter theft as his grave is the oldest on Burial Hill. Early graves of the first English settlers were marked with wooden markers, fieldstones or not at all.

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