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Central State Graves Shown Respect

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New Monument Dedicated At Unnamed Cemetery

Monument dedication set for
Central State cemetery

On Monday, June 2 at 10:30 am Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard, City/County Councilor Marilyn Pfisterer, and the Indiana Medical History Museum will dedicate a new grave marker in the Central State Hospital Cemetery (182 North Tibbs Avenue).The final resting place of 389 former patients of Central State Hospital, known as an insane asylum, when it opened in 1848. (It closed in 1994.)

 

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13 WTHR Indianapolis
Indiana Medical History Museum

 

The Indiana Medical History Museum is located in the Old Pathology Building on the grounds of the former Central State Hospital on the near west side of Indianapolis. The museum represents the beginning of scientific psychiatry and modern medicine while the building itself is the oldest surviving pathology facility in the nation and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Tombstone Code

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A Stroll Through The Cemetary During Sakura Season
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Did you know that tombstone carvings/symbols have certain meanings to them?

Here is a list of common carvings/symbols and their meanings:

Taken from Michigan Traveler Number 146 October 2004:

Anchor/Ships
Hope, the cross, or a mariner/member of the navy

Angels
Messengers and attendants of God

Acorn
Fertility and life, strength

Arches
Door to salvation, journey to heaven

Arrows
Mortality, death, hunting or military profession(if with other weapons)

Bed
Visual denial of death; not dead, but resting

Bird
Eternal life

Bird flying
Resurrection, flight of the soul

Book open
Teacher, wisdom

Bible open
Minister

Bouquets/flowers
Condolences, grief, sorrow

Broken column
Loss of head of family

Bugles
Resurrection or military

Butterfly
Short lived, early death

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Chappel - Shore Cemetery

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Article in the works...

Chappel - Shore Cemetery 

Hancock Co. IN Green Twp. Elsa A.

approx. 200 E 700 N, Fortville, IN 46040

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Welcome to Graveyard Rabbit

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Under Development

BlogDogIt is pleased to announce the addition of this brand new topic area - "Graveyard Rabbit." This blog will strive to earn the distinction of being A Member of The Association of Graveyard Rabbits. Thank you for visiting and please return soon as our special guest blogger begins to contribute to this space...

About The GYRabbit Association


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Welcome to The Association Of Graveyard Rabbits � an association dedicated to the academic promotion of the historical importance of cemeteries, grave markers, and the family history to be learned from a study of burial customs, burying grounds, and tombstones; and the social promotion of the study of cemeteries, the preservation of cemeteries, and the transcription of genealogical/historical information written in cemeteries.

The Association Of Graveyard Rabbits was founded by Terry Thornton (Mississippi) with assistance from footnoteMaven (Washington) and Bob Franks (Mississippi). The Association Of Graveyard Rabbits is authored by Terry Thornton of The GYRabbit of The Hill Country. It features a weekly article with links to all of the articles written by the membership and a weekly feature devoted to the introduction of one of the members. Members are in contact with each other through their blogs, through a frequent Graveyard Rabbit e-Letter, and through interaction at the Graveyard Rabbit Group at Facebook. Additional publications planned include an e-Quarterly and an e-Annual.

The Association publication is implementing an articles and links library created with the contributions of its members. Discussions are ongoing about a Cemetery of the Year Award sponsored by The Association of Graveyard Rabbits.

 

Why The Association of Graveyard Rabbits?

 

The Association was named for Frank Lebby Stanton's poem,

 

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