The historical marker at this cemetery says, “The history of this community cemetery dates to 1854 when 18-year-old Rebecca Chambers died and was buried here. Rebecca, who reportedly was ill while traveling past here with the family of her sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and E. G. Evans, asked to be buried on this flower-covered hillside. While the land was vacant public domain several other burials took place. There are about 65 early graves marked only by rocks.”
Something about a girl telling her family where she wanted to be buried haunted me the day I read the sign, and still sticks with me, and makes me want to post a dark and moody shot. Even though Rebecca Chambers saw it when the hill was covered in flowers.
Burnet County, Texas
Posted on June 20, 2013, in Photography and tagged 365 photo project, black and white photography, cemetery, melinda green harvey, one day one image, photo a day, photography, smithwick cemetery, texas. Bookmark the permalink. 17 Comments.