Sunday, November 20, 2011

Depleted Texas lakes expose ghost towns, graves


Found in Lake Buchanan.

6 comments:

Lisa said...

That's pretty eerie & kind of neat at the same time.

pensive said...

This makes me want to take a road trip. How cool.

Of course, it also makes me think of the movie Poltergeist.

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

Aw, poor little baby. Was the gravestone actually found in a lake?

Dragonfly said...

Thanks for sharing that's an interesting article.

Anonymous said...

This just reinforces my question of cemeteries. We bury loved ones in them and we turn around and build over them, plow them up, and cover them with recreational water. Man-made Lake Powell in Utah covered up several cities and I assume cemeteries doing so. Little cemeteries often end up right next to heavy traffic and commercial properties. One 150 yr. old cemetery sits only a wire fence away from a 22 story hotel in Austin, TX. It isn't gone yet, but money talks. I wonder what our long range expectations should be for the buried? I love old cemeteries. The stories they tell. Betty

Old Fashion Halloween said...

Betty,

Its is an interesting question. We know folks who hunt down old cemeteries and mark the GPS locations for the historical society to document. I plan to join them in the spring.

Civilizations tend to build on top of the old to create new space. I guess its up to those who want to preserve the past to try and document graves before they are lost.

There is something to be said about nature claiming the body and returning it with no trace. The natural movement of burying in wool caskets with no grave marker does interest me. Loved ones are given the GPS location to visit the site.