Myrtle Hill Cemetery Statuary, Rome Georgia

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

While we were driving around Rome, we saw a huge cemetery on a hill, very close to downtown.  There were all kinds of statuary - from this memorial with General Forrest:

...and this other war monument:

Here are some of the private monuments:

This one was for President Woodrow Wilson's wife, Ellen Louise Axson.  She passed away in 1914 in the White House:
The sign nearby reads that she "championed improved working conditions for women and better housing for Washington's poor.  Eleanor Roosevelt considered Mrs. Wilson a mentor on social issues."  She met Woodrow Wilson at a church in Rome where her father was a preacher.  

This is the top of a vault:

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