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.