Potters Field

Posted: June 29, 2013 in Uncategorized
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This summer, a group of friends and our children went to Potters Field.  There are over 5000 bodies buried there, most of them from the Cholera outbreak. We decided that this graveyardImage was so overgrown that we should maybe clean it up a bit. It had rained the night before so there was a lot of marshy areas and we got super dirty by the end of the day, but the work was actually so rewarding. We scraped off the plaques that all simply read male or female and the date. Some actually just said unknown or child. It was heartbreaking. Many plaques were horribly broken but we did the best we could.  The group hauled out several full bags of trash. Anything from clothing to fast food wrappers. Some graves had the bones beginning to rise up from the ground and as sad as it was there really was nothing we could do about those. I ran across the picture today and thought I would write about it. All those poor people that time had forgotten about.

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