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Driving along a road in Kansas, we happened to see a sign for Fort Wallace. It was out in the middle of what seemed like nowhere, but we decided to check it out. What we found was that after about a mile down a dirt road, was an old graveyard. From Wikipedia: *Fort Wallace (ca. 1865–1882) was a US Cavalry fort built in Wallace County, Kansas to help defend settlers against Cheyenne and Sioux raids. All that remains today is the cemetery, but for a period of over a decade Fort Wallace was one of the most important military outposts on the frontier. * It was one of those unexpected journeys that are so surprising to see! We were really glad that we stopped! There were two rows of graves, with the most interesting descriptions on them. This was just one of them.

This photograph was shot with a Canon XTI in Fort Wallace, Kansas, USA.



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My life is like a well read book that’s never ending, at least for this moment in time. As I continually add new chapters to my book, I find that my photography plays a big part in it. This is most especially true as my great love and fascination with Mother Naure never wanes. It’s my hope that you, too, will share my joy as the pages in my book of life continue to flip forward! My Very Best, Polly Peacock

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  • Susan Bergstrom
    Susan Bergstrom10 months ago

    Yep, he be hung, bet it put a cramp in his day timer!! LOL…fun capture!

  • LOL – his day timer died that day too – thanks Susan!! :))

    – Polly Peacock

  • cullodenmist
    cullodenmist10 months ago

    Mmmm it sure makes for an interesting read….
    They say “if walls could only talk”, ,,,,what about headstones ??

  • You’re not kidding! There were lots of graves with people who died of diphtheria…This was such a cool place, jut out in the middle of nowhere – thanks Lar!! :))

    – Polly Peacock

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarke10 months ago

    Very cool capture.

  • Bunny, this was such a cool find 1.8 miles down a dirt road to this old cemetery! You would have loved it!! Thanks so much!! :)))

    – Polly Peacock

  • vigor
    vigor10 months ago

    Now this is a real unusual find!

  • It was wild vigor – just driving down an old dirt road for 1.8 miles and then seeing two rows of these old headstones – it was quite the journey!! :)

    – Polly Peacock

  • BlueMoonRose
    BlueMoonRose10 months ago

    A remarkable clear image, especially considering that the ravages of time have taken their toll! Very sad that a person’s life should end in this way, especially as people who were caught by vigilantes were not always guilty of the crimes they had allegedly committed!

  • Yes, I agree…those were the days of the wild west, where what was considered justice did not always have regulation. Thanks so much!! :))

    – Polly Peacock

  • WildestArt
    WildestArt10 months ago

  • Thanks so much – I appreciate it greatly!! :))

    – Polly Peacock

  • Joseph  Tillman
    Joseph Tillman10 months ago

  • Thanks so much – it is much appreciated!! :)

    – Polly Peacock

  • Kelly Jay
    Kelly Jay10 months ago

    This is just wonderful! I love unexpected finds like this. Fantastic shot. :)

  • thanks Kellith – when I saw these graves, it literally blew me away!! :)))

    – Polly Peacock

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