30 July 2008

Riverside Cemetery

There are two cemeteries maintained by Hot Springs County of which Thermopolis is the county seat. Below are pictures from Riverside Cemetery on the south side of town.

The day I was there taking pictures, some of the sprinklers had been on, and then it began to rain. This is reflected in the water marks on the grave markers.

The view below, on the computer screen, is of Monument Hill Cemetery.

All flowers in this cemetery are synthetic. Of interest to me is a sign in the Shoshoni cemetery which informs visitors that real plants are not permitted. This is the opposite of cemetery regulations I am familiar with in the Great Lakes region of the U.S.

The grave below is that of a gentleman of Hispanic descent. There are not many people of color in Thermopolis.

Years ago, people from Yugoslavia came to this area to work in the mining industry.

There are only a few Jewish graves. This gentleman was a physician.

I believe the inscription on the headstone below is Japanese. According to the Thermopolis Historic Museum, some Japanese were prosperous farmers. Nakamura Lane, nine miles north of Thermopolis, off of US 20, is named after one such family.

See also Monument Hill Cemetery, part 3, part 2, part 1.
See also last photograph in Wedding of the Waters.

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