Common sense isn't.
Credit goes to the Coal Creek Watershed Foundation's web page describing the Coal Creek Motor Discovery Trail for providing a suggested tour route and information about the area.
More pictures and information can be found at Carl Fritts' web pages about the Leach Cemetery and the Fraterville mine disaster. Also, Bonnie Phillips is collecting pictures, names and dates from Leach cemetery, as well as from many others in the area.
The location is shown in this aerial view from Terraserver (faint circle at right), and in this map from maps.yahoo.com.
It makes a stunning impression to see the same date, May 19, 1902, over and over, on every headstone in the circular pattern surrouding the central monument.
The photo at right looks back towards the church.
This headstone shows an example of the repairs that have been done to improve the condition of the monuments.
The base of the central monument is engraved with the names of
the many miners who died in the tragic accident.
|Quote of the moment|
|The fact remains that the birth cycles of all sentient beings are beginningless, and that countless times in previous lives we have each fulfilled the role of a mother. The feeling of a mother for her child is a classic example of love.|
For the safety, protection, and welfare of her children, a mother is ready to sacrifice her very life. Recognizing this, children should be grateful to their mothers and express their gratitude by performing virtuous deeds.
|~ The Path to Tranquility, July 28, 14th Dalai Lama ~|
Common sense isn't.
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