Wednesday, April 30, 2014
I learned a new word this year: taphophile. Taphophiles are people obsessed with cemeteries, and if you're reading this post that likely includes you. Welcome! You are in a safe place to explore these aesthetically beautiful and historically significant sites.
Inspired by the guiding principle that a visited cemetery is a safer cemetery, we're back at it this May highlighting historic cemeteries in Florida. And this year I'm not alone, the entire Northeast/East Central team is helping out to bring you a variety of sites in each and every one of our counties. For those interested in taking their taphophilic tendencies a step further, consider joining us for our Inaugral Cemetery Resource Protection Training statewide conference to be held June 3-4, 2014 in Gainesville. Preliminary program and registration available here: http://flpublicarchaeology.org/programs/CRPTconf.php.
So come on fellow taphophiles, let the journey begin!
Text: Sarah Miller, FPAN staff. Image: Jody Marcil featured in Written in Stone: Historic Cemeteries of St. Johns County poster.
For previous posts search: Cemetery a Day in May or #CaDiM
2014 #CaDiM posts
2013 #CaDiM posts
Intro, May 1: National, May 2: Oakdale, May 3: Murphy's Creek, May 4: Mt. Olive, May 5: Bosque Bello, May 6: Old City, May 7: Espanola, May 8: Tolomato, May 9: Pacetti, May 10: West View, May 11: Magnolia Springs, May 12: St. Peter's, May 13: Gravely Hill, May 14: Pilgrim's Rest, May 15: God's Little Acre, May 16: Dummet's Grave, May 17: No Name, May 18: St. Monica, May 19: St. Joseph's, May 20: Old St. Joseph's (Duval), May 21: Sampson, May 22: Fernandez Reserve, May 23: St. Ambrose, May 24: Sons of Israel, May 25: Sanksville, May 26: Huguenot, May 27: Nombre de Dios, May 28: Beresford, May 29: Jones, May 30: San Sebastian/Pinehurst, May 31: Oaklynn