Monday, October 26, 2020

The Jerome Cemetery

Jerome sticks to Cleopatra hill like a fragile necklace.

We learned about the Jerome cemetery from a ghost. He was an old-timer narrating a historic video at the Copper Mining Museum. He looked like an actor, but who are we to judge? The ghost didn't divulge the cemetery location, but we found it anyway, isolated on the precipice of a scraggly, barren hill. It was spooky. It was lonely. It was hotter than a brothel in August, melting into the sand like a mirage. 

Take a walk among the dead...


"The stones themselves are thick with history, and those cats that dash through the alleyways must surely be the ghosts of the famous dead in feline disguise." Erica Jong




My shadow lurks in an iron purgatory.





Offerings. 


Observers. 






Happy Halloween!

"Ghosts, like ladies, never speak till spoke to." Richard Harris Barham









 

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32 comments:

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

fascinating place and a litle sad

Samyuktha Semi Jayaprakash said...

hi! I'm a first time visitor. Loved the idea of a spooky trip to the past and the quotes.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How amazing to see these out in the middle of nowhere! Glad you took pics to share!

Fun60 said...

Not a place to visit when the sun goes down.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Oh wow, I love old cemeteries and that one looks classic.

As you may know I am a geocacher so I had to check to see if there is one in the cemetery and there is. It is called "Los días del muerto en Jerome" last found on October 20.

Great post. I love the old headstones and the iron fence.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love visiting Jerome when we visit Arizona. I'll have to check out this cemetery the next time we go. Happy Halloween!

DJan said...

It does look hot. I never heard of this place, but fortunately I know a good artist who can show it to me. :-)

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Wonderful post. Glad you found the cemetery. Jerome looks like a cool place. I really like Peter Pergola's crooked gravestone!

Life Of 2 Snowbirds said...

What a fun post right in time for Halloween! I really enjoyed it!

Jill Harrison said...

These old lonely cemeteries can be so interesting. This one has wonderful views! We found a lonely grave of a child once, all alone on a hill, so sad.
Stay safe and enjoy your week.

Tanza Erlambang said...

Great shots and interesting story about "Jerome cemetery from a ghost."

Thank you for sharing beautiful photos.

Hazel said...

Learning from a ghost sounds so charming! A wonderful post; especially appealing to a tapophile like me.

Hazel
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Angie said...

Sharon - it makes me a little sad that these graves are now untended ... thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!!!

theartofpuro said...

Amazing photos :)

Rain said...

What a great tour of the cemetery. I love old cemetery's this one has such a rich history! Thanks for sharing!

DUTA said...

There should be some authority, religious or municipal, that takes care of old, isolated cemeteries. There are remains of people (bones, skulls, teeth )under the stones, and respect is required.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

This trip is perfect during Halloween, spooky.
I love the views, flowers, the bird and the shadow shot.
Take care, enjoy your week!

Cloudia said...

From Italy to the west! Wow. My grandmom was born in Romania but died in Hawaii.

Dawn said...

My mother has always thought me odd because I enjoy walking around old cemeteries. My statement to her is simple, it's safe as the residents can't bother you. LOL
Dawn aka Spatulas On Parade

Peabea Scribbles said...

Thanks for sharing another of your travels.

Pauline said...

I find old neglected cemeteries like this one forlorn but quite beautiful. You really captured the spirit of it. (No pun intended)

Trekking with Becky said...

Interesting! I've never been to an old, neglected cemetery before. It must have a different air to it.

Susie of Arabia said...

I used to live in Prescott in the late 70s, so I have visited Jerome several times. Interesting place the way it's built on the side of a mountain. Never been to the cemetery there though.

Yvonne said...

I love old abandoned cemeteries. Growing up in Nevada, we walked through many of them in our visits throughout the state. Reading the headstones, looking at the ornamentation of statues on the graves, or seeing nothing but a falling down iron fence; one could feel the love, despair, happiness, or sadness of the people who buried them there. I always thought children's graves the saddest. There were lots of them in the olden times. Very nice photos.

Amy Johnson said...

Well that has to be one of the most interesting cemeteries I've ever seen. My husband and I love to explore old cemeteries. Thanks for the party!

Hootin' Anni said...

Been there! We lived in Arizona for a decade...
Live your Halloween atmosphere in this post & the bird is actually a ghost yelling us "nevermore".

Thanks for linking in at I'd Rather B Birdin this week.
~Anni

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

I am stopping back to say thank you for sharing your post. Great photos! Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend ahead.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You’ve put me right into “the spirit”. Happy Halloween to you too.

Mary Kirkland said...

Love the pictures. Happy Halloween.

betty-NZ said...

What an interesting find! I love places like this with their own sordid past.

It's great to see your link at 'My Corner of the World' this week !!

Duwan @MakeLikeAnApeman said...

We just passed through Jerome in the spring. We didn't stop because of the pandemic. But it looked like a very interesting town. It reminded us of another mining town in AZ - Bisbee. Next time we will have to stop and check out the cemetery. Thanks for the tour!

Lowcarb team member said...

Quite fascinating.

Happy November Wishes.

All the best Jan