The Moving Wall

The idea for the Moving Wall, pictured above, began in the mind of John Devitt. In 1982, Devitt, an Army Veteran and former Vietnam...

Revolutionary War Soldier John Dudley

Naperville Cemetery, Naperville, Il News Article about the dedication of the plaque: Revolutionary War Soldier Honored in Naperville...

Life in a Cemetery...

Some of my favorite wild life moments in Illinois Cemeteries

The "Ghost" of Dunbar Cemetery

While researching I read a lot of old newspaper articles. Often I am distracted by the other headline stories screaming their headlines...

Chicago Flight 191 Crash Site Memorial

May 25, 1979. Flight 191 leaves Chicago Ohare airport headed for Los Angeles. The flight never makes it out of Chicago as it crashed in a...

Cemetery Gates

Cemetery Gates are one of my favorite things to photograph, especially if they are grand stone structures like Bohemian National Cemetery...

Steamboat Captain David McBride Tipton

David McBride Tipton was born on a farm on the banks of Muskingum River in Ohio in 1828. For fifty years he served as a Mississippi River...

The Italian Bride of Mount Carmel

There are a few tales of ghostly women in white associated with Chicago area cemeteries. One of those stories that still resonates with...

The Unknown Soldier of Palos Park

A mother always knows. William Mahaffay's mother knew. She knew in her heart that the body they had sent home to her and her husband was...

The Italian Bride

There are a few tales of ghostly women in white associated with Chicago area cemeteries. One of them resides in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in...

The Elephant Graveyard

When the Clark and Waters Circus pulled into Oquawka, Il. on July of 1972 they had no idea that they would be leaving shortly after...

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Tombstone Tales