Italian Catholic Cemetery Near West Blocton, AlabamaWednesday, May 07, 2008
The other day when we were in West Blocton, we went to one of the places that's been listed on the Alabama Places in Peril list...the Italian - Catholic cemetery.
What makes it so interesting is that the monuments are inscribed in Italian, and some of them have stories. This first one is of Nargiso Nucci:
This one is for Elizabeth Castelli:
This area of Alabama has coal mines all around, and this monument has the miner's tools sculpted into it:
We subscribe to Alabama Heritage magazine, and in the last issue they asked for readers to send in pics of "story" monuments, so I sent the top two in. The editor wrote me that they're putting together a web page for all of the ones they've received, so it should be interesting to see all the others!