Sunday, November 20, 2011

Eureka Cemetery November 19, 2011

While touring America's boom towns, I learn alot by walking around cemeteries. For example, you really see the role that immigration played in not only the mining history 0f America but also the creation of America itself. Second, diseases such as Typhoid killed large numbers of people. Last, many young children did not live past two years old. The Eureka Cemetery is huge, a monument to the hardships in a western boomtown.

A child who didn't live past one year

Spanish speaking immigrant

Cemetery with surrounding countryside
Jose Arellano

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