Smith also demonstrates that the marble footstone
marking the site of the "sasso" itself was moved several times in the 19th century, finally resting in a position assumed to be near that of the original.
Volunteers will probe cemetery to look for buried headstones and footstones
, remove vegetation and place new marker bases; bring drinking water, gloves, Weedeater or shovel; equipment for probing will be provided; no restroom on site; 541-321-0798 or www.lupercemetery.com.
36-37) history of the Old Capitol Building recorded the quarry site as "Mississippi Springs, a small antebellum resort east of Raymond." State architect William Nichols inspected the quarry in September of 1836 and found that the stone mason "had been diverting stone quarried for the state house to other purposes." "Nichols reported: 'the ground around the quarry is covered with headstones and footstones
from the graves in Kensal Green had also been shipped over and are now in place in Sleepy Hollow.
GRAVEYARD headstones were almost turned into FOOTSTONES
due to a bizarre decision to put them at the bottom of graves.
of Winnsboro for a set of granite headstones and footstones
, Brooks said.
The small footstones
were later thrown out or moved because they "offended 19th century sensibilities,'' she said, and made it difficult for those caring for the cemetery to mow.