Friday, August 25, 2017

A Long Journey Home

Between 2006 and 2008 Pima County exhumed an estimated 1300 bodies from a downtown cemetery that was in use from 1862 to 1875.  Nearly 1200 of those remains were re-interred at the All Faiths Cemetery.  Four tile memorial murals were created using photographs from the 1860s and 1870s.  Apparently, the photos had deteriorated with age.

The first photo below is a sign at the entrance to the Memorial that gives more of an explanation than you see in the preceding paragraph.  Hopefully you will be able to read the sign once you click on it for a larger image.  If not, you may have to use your browser for further enlarging.

The sign at lower right reads "E J Smith Undertaker"

The photos are from Aug. 2, 2017 and you may click on any one for a slide show of larger images.

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