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In downtown Mobile there lies a very old cemetery that first opened in 1819. Sitting on 4 acres behind a brick wall, underneath mighty and enormous oak trees, this cemetery is quite plentiful in lore and legend. Here you can find colonial and early national historical burials in this cemetery plot that you see below. The day these pics were snapped Mobile had been getting drenched in rain for several days — I tried waiting for a clear day but finally just took a chance to get a break in the rain and I got these.

The raised brick tombs covered in battered stucco can only be found here, and in Pensacola and New Orleans — definitely not anywhere else further inland. Some of the people buried here are Napoleonic refugee’s, Revolutionary and Mexican War soldiers, yellow fever victims, one of the founders of Mardi Gras, and a Spanish government official who was a Commissary for the King of Spain in the early 1780’s.

this last picture is the grave marker of Joe Cain who helped revive the Mardi Gras celebrations in Mobile after the Civil War.

Written by kapshure

January 2, 2008 at 4:57 am

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  1. Gostei muito desse post e seu blog é muito interessante, vou passar por aqui sempre =) Depois dá uma passada lá no meu site, que é sobre o CresceNet, espero que goste. O endereço dele é http://www.provedorcrescenet.com . Um abraço.


    January 4, 2008 at 4:29 am

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