chestnut grove cemetery : on filmWednesday, December 05, 2012
Remember this post where I was talking about the super awesome cemetery that the Roadside America app led me to? Well I finally got my film developed! Chestnut Grove Cemetery (which prior to this day I sadly had no idea even existed) is a gorgeous cemetery resting on a hill at the end of a dead end street. It was just beautiful, I don't know why it was to appealing to me so but I could have spent so many more hours there than I already did.
"On December 29, 1876, at about 7:30 pm, two locomotives hauling 11 railcars of the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway carrying 159 passengers plunged in to the river in deep snow when the bridge gave way beneath them. The wooden cars were set alight by their heating stoves, but no attempt was made to extinguish the fire. The accident killed ninety-two people, including the gospel singer and hymn-writer Philip Bliss and his wife, and was the worst rail accident in the U.S. until the Great Train Wreck of 1918." -WikipediaApparently the monument is a really popular thing to visit because not only was it on the Roadside America app there were all kinds of signs in the cemetery showing you which way to follow to find it... because a massive obelisk isn't obvious enough.
All of the photos above were taken with a Canon T2 and Fuji 35mm Superia X-TRA 400 that expired in 2010.