Saturday, February 13, 2010

Event Submission #3: Forgotten Cemeteries Submission for the Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal

Well once again I am rapidily working on my events for the Winter 2010 Geneblogger Games. 

Event #5 Write, Write, Write!  One of the task is to in one of the genealogy or family history related blog carnivals.  So my submission went in for the March 2010 Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal, Forgotten Cemeteries.  This topic was given to Graveyard Rabbit by Tina Michael Ruse of  Campo Santo-holy ground, The Graveyard Rabbit of Alta California.  Submissions are due by:  February 25, 2010.  You can view the sumbitted article at Graveyard Rabbits of Wichita County Texas.

Last year I kept hearing about "Beaver Creek Cemetary which is located outside of Electra, Texas just off of HWY 25.  The Cemetary is very secluded and grown up.  One might not even notice it when driving by as Cattails cover the fence line near the enterance and the headstones are set back up on a hill.  Most people have told me NOT to visit during the warmer months as the cemetary is home to many large rattlesnakes.  If your not from Texas and don't know about them, they are nothign to mess with.

On 19 May 2009 my youngest son and daughter ventured out with me to see what Beaver Creek Cemetary was all about.  That particular day was cloudy, wet and cool, so no rattlesnakes happend to appear that day.  However, we did come upon a couple of our little Graveyard Rabbits lerking about.  As I was walking in the tall grass, I almost stepped on one of the little guys. 

The condition of this cemetary broke my heart.  Headstones that have fallen over are thrown in a pile near the fence and we have no idea where they belong.  The grass is grown up to where you can hardly see some of the small markers.  Then there are even markers that have tree's grown up around them where it makes it almost impossible for the NON-Graveyard Rabbit to view. 

After visiting the cemetary, I placed a call to one of the local Funeral Homes in Wichita Falls, TX and spoke to a very polite lady on the other end of the phone.  I told her my crazy story and why I was looking for the information and within a few days she called me back with the name of the caretaker for the Cemetary and his phone number.  At this time, I have not been able to reach him.

1 comment:

  1. Robin,
    I would love to talk with you about Beaver Creek Cemetary.
    My parents are buried there and I would love to hear more about your experience.
    Please contact me at