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Some Seek Forgiveness, Others Escape

Cumberland Cemetery gate at 2580 E. County Road, northwest of Wenona, Marshall County, Illinois. Cumberland Cemetery is rich in history. It was the site of the first farm in Evans Township, and its rolling hills were once occupied by a fort built during the Black Hawk War to protect nearby settlers from marauding Sauk, Fox, and Kickapoo Indians. It’s also a magnet for area folklore: it’s rumored to be home to a headless lady, spook lights, and the ghost of a little girl. Its first burial is said to have been 13-year-old Lucy Darnell, whose family owned the land in 1829.

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At the Gates

Gates to Bayside Cemetery off County Road 59, south of Clarkson University, in the Village of Potsdam, St. Lawrence County, New York. Bayside Cemetery overlooks Norwood Lake on the Raquette River. This distinctive red stone is called Potsdam Sandstone. Thomas S. Clarkson and his family made a fortune mining it until 1922 and it can be found in many buildings in Potsdam, New York City, and Ottawa, Canada.

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