Per the guidelines below, blog about this visit. Due date is Monday, October 31. Post to the class site too. Write a blog post with the following details and photographs:
- Open with a paragraph or two about your overall impressions of this old, historic cemetery. Include two or more links to related/relevant material in the open or throughout your post (magnoliacemetery.net is the cemetery’s website)
- Write a separate paragraph with accompanying photograph(s) discussing the layout of the cemetery- your impressions about its landscape design, ponds, walkability, etc.
- Write and post photographs of your three favorite monuments or memorials that you see and photograph during your walk. Include details about who is buried or memorialized there, when he/she lived, comments about the design, features, type of marker, etc. It is OK to reference and link my book or other sources with information about particular gravesites.
- At the end, include a photograph of yourself (by yourself or with a classmate) with a Magnolia Cemetery backdrop. Have a final couple comments about your experience visiting this grand Victorian necropolis (fyi “necropolis” is defined as a cemetery,
|The cemetery has a wide array of marker types|
Some Magnolia Cemetery facts:
- Opened 1850
- 150 acres
- 35,000 people buried there
- 2,200 Confederate veterans and war dead
- Six Confederate generals
- 14 ordinance of secession signers
- 3 CSA sub Hunley crews most visited site