six hundred sixty nine

death and taxes

 

… Near Ely, Nevada, the historic Ward mining boom town of the 1800’s only really has one main piece of evidence remaining, the cemetery. It is interesting how everything else is demolished, overgrown, decayed or repurposed elsewhere. The cemetery is all that remains to show anyone ever lived here. There are a handful of rock head stones and still a few decrepit gates and fences remaining around burial sites. I would guess most of the head stones were made of wood and have long since gone back into the earth, just as the body they were notating. I wonder if anyone related to these people actually knows the bodies are here.

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