Something I often do this time of year—and one of the few things we’re able to do this year with everything being locked down.
The dates on the tombstones fascinate me, particularly relating to which gun designs were common at the time.
Souls born on the cusp of when percussion revolvers first became popular, and maybe left this earth before the era of fixed ammunition.
Maybe one soul, an immigrant from Germany carried a Mauser pocket pistol with him aboard an immigrant ship bound for the new world in 1912.
Another soul who went to glory in the 1880s, with the last name of a pioneer ranching family likely carried a SAA and hunted the local mountains with a Winchester lever rifle.
Here’s the grave of a Spanish American War soldier who might have died clutching his Krag rifle.
No flowers, all those souls likely forgotten by family which is sad, but each tombstone speaks of History and times where arms were considered everyday tools.
I wonder if anyone here has had similar thoughts whilst traipsing about the graveyards?