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Sunday, October 21, 2007

Alliance Nebraska

Alliance Nebraska is best known as the home of Carhenge. It is also the place where my great-grandparents, Charles and Hester Meehan, are buried.

With Sue's excellent records and the help of a cemetery worker, we were able to find the resting places of both Charles and Hester. They were not buried together, and neither grave was marked. Judging from the huge sections of unmarked graves, this must have been quite common in the Depression when they died. Plots were not purchased ahead of time in anticipation of need, but only when needed.

The beautiful cemetery contained a great number of hand-made headstones, each very poignant.

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