Most tourists are not interested in cemeteries and Aspen Hill Cemetery in Jackson Hole, Wyoming is not exception.
Name: Aspen Hill Cemetery
Jackson Hole, WY has become a very popular tourist destination. I readily attempt to avoid tourist traps but sometimes I have to delve into huge crowded areas to find cemeteries. Luckily, most tourists are not interested in cemeteries so once I enter the cemetery gates I often find a haven of solitude even amongst the most populated areas.
Aspen Hill Cemetery in Jackson Hole, Wyoming is not a polished and highly manicured cemetery. It is obvious that workers attempt to keep vegetation under control but the tight confines of the grassy areas between headstones make conventional lawn mowing impossible. Weedeaters are employed as is evident by the end pieces of weedeater line that can be seen amongst the tall grass. I am of the opinion that most cemeteries should not be finely manicured. I like the rugged nature of densely populated grave plots.
Grave markers in Mount Moriah Cemetery, Butte, Montana
Name: Mount Moriah Cemetery
Location: Butte, Montana
“Oh, you have to get a Cornish Pasty while you’re in Butte” so the tourist information leaflets told me. While I was more interested in the beautiful Butte cemeteries, I did stop by a Cornish pasty shop for a quick bite to eat.
Early city formation and the mining activities in the area attracted miners from many nationalities. Notably, miners from Cornwall, England, true to their ancestry, brought two loves with them from their homeland: a love of mining and a love of Cornish pasties.
They also brought a devotion to their loved ones who passed away in their new found homeland. The cemeteries in Butte, MT pay tribute to that devotion. The surrounding rocky landscape can be barren but the cemeteries I visited were lush and green. Mount Moriah was no exception to the lush beauty.
Grave markers contrast against the stark Butte, Montana backdrop.