- Sep 26, 2004
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- Big Thicket East Texas
These woods are full of old one to two acre cemeteries.A friend who lived in a very rural remote place in Eastern Oregon was called on to dig a grave for an old local guy who had passed. Two of them went to a grave yard with a backhoe. Picked an empty spot and started digging. They hit something solid. My friend jumped down in the hole to find out what they hit. It was a metal coffin with lots of ornate figures of dragons and such on the lid. They covered it back up and picked another site to dig. They went back later with a steel marker they made that read "China man grave."
Lots of the old graves just had a wooden marker which are long since gone. And most of these old graveyards have little or no maintenance.
Lot have big pines growing up through them.
One near me that’s no longer kept up as the last of the family died last November. Cemetery is full of teenagers back in the 1920’s often wondered what came through.
I am the last to upkeep our original family cemetery in the county. Little cemetery has 27 graves in it, when I am gone it will be reclaimed by nature.