Charters Towers final resting spots

If you’ve followed my blog for a while you know I really like visiting graveyards, like these ones in Vermont and Maine as well as this quilt.

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Charters Towers has two historic cemeteries.IMG_6308 copy
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Sadly many of the graves are in very bad shapeIMG_6301 copy

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and there are piles of broken decorative rusty fence parts just laying around.

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Having watched years of Star Trek this one certainly caught my eye 🙂

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Many of the graves in the cemetery, where the better off residents lie, have metal buckets and boxes covered with glass that hold arrangements of artificial flowers. These were constructed to preserve them from the harsh elements.

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The earth is dark red from natural iron ore that stains the cement and stone orange.
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P1020152This is the grave of one of Charters Towers wealthiest residents who lived in this house.Pfeiffer house
At the end of the day, we drove back to Townsville and caught a flight to Brisbane to prepare for the Brisbane Quilt and Craft fair, but before that I had a few more teaching adventures that I’ll post about next.

2 Responses to “Charters Towers final resting spots”

  1. Norma Melton says:

    I too love graveyards! Because of all the colorful folks in Key West, the graveyard is definitely worth a visit… http://bit.ly/1am8RPu

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