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  1. Grave-tober wrap-up

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    November 1, 2018 by Bret Kramer (aka WinstonP)

    His passion for graveyards, in which he was glimpsed at all hours and under all conditions, was notorious; though no …
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  2. Grave-tober 29 – John Trapp and a rather short year (or two)

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    October 29, 2018 by Bret Kramer (aka WinstonP)

    There are a lot of common misconceptions when it comes to colonial New England gravestones – Harriette Forbes spends a …
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  3. Grave-tober 25 – Nancy Adams

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    October 25, 2018 by Bret Kramer (aka WinstonP)

    Today’s Grave-tober entry is an unusual one, one very nearly lost and forgotten. Mrs NANCY ADAMS A respectable colored woman. …
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  4. Grave-tober 23 – Nathaniel Graves and the Felton Family Carvers

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    October 23, 2018 by Bret Kramer (aka WinstonP)

    I had been making occasional trips to the various graveyards of Worcester County after I had moved there in 2005.  …
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  5. Grave-tober 22 – Chocksett’s Plague Year, 1756

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    October 22, 2018 by Bret Kramer (aka WinstonP)

    Chocksett (a shortened form of Woonksechocksett, a Nipmuc name meaning “the fox place”) was the original name for what is …
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  6. Grave-tober 20 – Hasadiah Houghton

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    October 20, 2018 by Bret Kramer (aka WinstonP)

    ‘Most of the gravestones I’ve highlighted this month have been created with some artistic intent, no matter how imperfectly realized.  …
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  7. Grave-tober 17 – Two Unusual Carvers: “The Bat” & “The Bozrah Devil”

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    October 17, 2018 by Bret Kramer (aka WinstonP)

    For more than a century scholars have undertaken the sometime challenging task of identifying the stonecarvers, professional and otherwise, who …
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