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Author: Jennie Johnson & Dianne Hartshorn

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The Ordinary, Extraordinary Cemetery is a podcast for cemetery lovers, preservationists, and even those who've never walked among the graves. Join hosts Jennie and Dianne as they explore old cemeteries and learn the stories of those buried within their walls. After all, every death had a life, and every life had a story.
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"I want to play a real man in all my films, and I define manhood simply: men should be tough, fair and courageous, never petty, never looking for a fight, but never backing down from one either." - John WayneJennie and Dianne are joined by Drifter and Gypsie of the Rebel at Large Adventure Podcast to explore the life of the man who became known to the world as John Wayne. For more than 50 years John Wayne appeared on the silver screen in more than 180 movies, most often portraying a cowboy and creating an image of the American West that became familiar to people around the world. Beyond his acting career, Wayne's larger-than-life persona and conservative political views made him a polarizing figure. He was admired by many for his rugged masculinity and strong moral compass, while others criticized him for his political affiliations and views on certain social issues. Even decades after his passing in 1979, John Wayne's popularity remains strong. His films are still beloved by audiences around the world, and his Ordinary Extraordinary legacy continues to be celebrated. Looking to add the Rebel at Large Adventure podcast to your list ? Visit their website here: used to research this episode include:, CTD. "Some of The Best John Wayne Quotes And Words of Wisdom ." 27 Apr. 2023. Accessed 21 May 2023., Topix Media Lab. "10 of the Best John Wayne Quotes ." 13 Mar. 2019. Accessed 21 May 2023. "JOHN WAYNE’S LIFE ." Accessed 24 May 2023. "John Wayne's Family Legacy ." Accessed 21 May 2023. "John Wayne's Career." Accessed 21 May 2023., Biography . "John Wayne." 14 Sep. 2022. Accessed 21 May 2023. "Meet All Of John Wayne’s Wives – Including 1 Who Tried To Shoot Him Dead ." Accessed 21 May 2023.Quail, Ale And. "Batjac Productions." 22 Mar. 2023.,produce%20and%20star%20in%20movies. Accessed 21 May 2023.Beck, June. "Maureen O'Hara's Tribute to John Wayne." 1 July 2007.'Hara%20not%20only,was%20his%20longtime%20close%20friend. Accessed 21 May 2023. "History ." Accessed 21 May 2023.Eyman, Scott. John Wayne: The Life and Legend. New York , Simon & Schuster , 2015, pp. 1-696.
In this episode Jennie and Dianne journey through the intertwining worlds of music, storytelling, history, and cemeteries. This week the ladies are joined by musicians Patrick Dyer Wolf and Avi Vinocur from folk rock band Goodnight, Texas. Together they explore the connection between music and storytelling, discussing how the melodies and lyrics of many of their songs serve as vessels for untold tales, even those rooted in the history of cemeteries. Listen along on this captivating voyage through the Ordinary Extraordinary world of songwriting, storytelling, history, and of course cemeteries.For tour dates, band merchandise, and all things Goodnight, Texas visit their website:
Jennie and Dianne conclude their series on fraternal organizations in this episode, where they explore a distinctively American fraternity formed with the purpose of assisting veterans of the Union army after the American Civil War. Known as the Grand Army of the Republic, or simply G.A.R., it served as a social and political platform for Union veterans and their families. The GAR passionately advocated for veterans' rights, including benefits such as pensions and healthcare. Additionally, it played a crucial role in establishing Memorial Day as a national holiday, commemorating the sacrifice of fallen soldiers. - "For I ‘listed in this army, Not exactly to my mind; But my country called for helpers, And I couldn’t stay behind."  - Mary Woolsey HowlandTo learn more about the Association for Gravestone Studies, please visit their website: used to research this episode include: Green, Jocelyn. "Civil War Songs and Poems ." 21 June 2012. Accessed 7 May 2023., Meleager91. "Stephenson Grand Army of the Republic Memorial ." 10 Mar. 2023. Accessed 7 May 2023.Wiley Wolf, Jeannie. "Decoding Civil War gravestones." 28 May 2022. Accessed 7 May 2023.Waskie, Anthony . "The Grand Army of the Republic ." Accessed 7 May 2023.Smith Jr , Albert E, and Will Elsburry. "Grand Army of the Republic and Kindred Societies: A Guide to Resources in the General Collections of the Library of Congress ." edited by Candice Buchanan , 29 Jan. 2021. Accessed 7 May 2023.
Join Jennie and Dianne as they dive into the origins of the Knights of Pythias, a fraternal organization founded on the values of Friendship, Charity, and Benevolence. Discover how the story of Damon and Pythias inspired Justus H. Rathbone to create this organization and how it became the first fraternal organization in the United States to be chartered through an Act of Congress. Tune in to hear about the Ordinary Extraordinary history of this organization and the impact it has had on communities across America in the decades after the Civil War. Resources used to research this episode include:Newell, Aimee. "Justus H. Rathbone ." 12 Dec. 2013. Accessed 1 Apr. 2023.Kennedy , William D. "Justus H. Rathbone ." Accessed 30 Apr. 2023.Van Druen, Hans. "Knights of Pythias." 6 Jan. 2023. Accessed 30 Apr. 2023.Of American History , National Museum . "Knights of Pythias ." Accessed 30 Apr. 2023.Nerney, Sarah. "A Knight Unlike Any Other: John Mitchell Jr. & The Knights Of Pythias ." 16 Dec. 2015. Accessed 30 Apr. 2023. "Knights of Pythias ." 6 Apr. 2023. Accessed 30 Apr. 2023.Gilbert, William S. "Damon Vs. Pythias ." Accessed 30 Apr. 2023.The following images are in the Public Domin in the U.S.: Still from the American film Damon and Pythias (1914), Photo of Justus H. Rathbone, Knights of Pythias Membership Certificate (
Fraternal organizations have a long and rich history throughout the world and especially in America. This week Jennie and Dianne begin a new series of episodes dedicated to the many fraternal organizations whose symbols often grace headstones and who even have cemeteries of their own. In this episode they discover the secrets and history of one of the world's oldest fraternal organizations, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Join them as they delve into the Ordinary Extraordinary origins, rituals, and values of this unique brotherhood. Don't miss out on this eye-opening journey into the world of Friendship, Love and Truth. Resources used to Research this episode include:Grand Lodge, The Sovereign. "Home." Accessed 23 Apr. 2023.Grand Lodge, The Sovereign. "History." Accessed 23 Apr. 2023.Ross, Theo A. "History of American Odd Fellowship." Accessed 23 Apr. 2023.Grand Lodge, The Sovereign. "Our Mission." Accessed 23 Apr. 2023.Raymond, Chris. "Cemetery Symbols." 1 Sep. 2020.,represent%20friendship%2C%20love%20and%20truth. Accessed 23 Apr. 2023.Wolfe, J. Kevin. "Fraternal Societies and the Business of Death ." 11 Apr. 2021. Accessed 23 Apr. 2023.Miller, George. "America’s Fraternal Brotherhood ." 21 Oct. 2021. Accessed 23 Apr. 2023.Kreuger, Bill. "American Fraternalism in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries." 1 June 2022. Accessed 23 Apr. 2023.
Jennie and Dianne are joined this week by special guest, author and historian Doris McCraw, who wrote the book "Under the Stone: Early Women Doctors in Evergreen Cemetery". They discuss the pioneering women doctors from the 1800s who made an impact on the field of medicine despite facing incredible challenges and obstacles. Seven of these Ordinary Extraordinary women are buried at Evergreen Cemetery in Colorado Springs. Tune in to learn more about their legacies and stories that have often been left out of the history books. Under the Stone: Early Women Doctors in Evergreen Cemetery is available for purchase online as a paperback or eBook on Amazon: Paperback: stream with Generations Found and Colorado Martini about Colorado's Cannibal, Alfred Packer, will be on YouTube Friday, April 21, 2023 at 6pm mountain time: provided by the following photographers and shared with permission: Doris McCraw (grave of Dr. Julia E. Loomis, MD), Ron West (grave of Dr. Anna Shaw Chamberlain, DDS), Tammy Loerke Jorgensen (grave of Dr. Hannah Taylor Muir, MD. Also provided portrait of Dr. Hanna Taylor Muir, MD)
This week Jennie and Dianne stray from the cemetery to explore the gruesome and shocking details of the Burke and Hare murders that gripped Scotland in 1828. These two notorious murderers are responsible for one of the most infamous killing sprees in history. Learn about how they lured their victims to their deaths, how they sold the bodies to a prominent doctor for dissection, and how they were finally caught and brought to justice. Buckle up for an Ordinary Extraordinary spine-tingling journey through one of history's most chilling murder cases that also had a significant impact on the development of forensic medicine. Resources used to research this episode include:Network , Scottish Archive. "Burk and Hare." 1 Jan. 2000. Accessed 9 Apr. 2023.Johnson, Ben. "The Story of Burke and Hare ." 9 Jan. 2017. Accessed 9 Apr. 2023.Lennox, Suzie. "The Complete History Of The Burke And Hare Murders ." Accessed 9 Apr. 2023.Scotland , Undiscovered . "BURKE AND HARE ." Accessed 9 Apr. 2023.Slade, Paul. "Burke and Hare." 1 Jan. 2014. Accessed 9 Apr. 2023.
With Easter just a few days away, Jennie and Dianne dive deep into the mysterious and controversial subject of the Shroud of Turin. This ancient piece of cloth is believed by many to be the burial shroud of Jesus Christ himself, but its authenticity has been the subject of much debate and scientific analysis over the years. Jennie and Dianne explore the history, science, and faith behind the shroud, shedding light on one of the most Ordinary Extraordinary artifacts in human history. Tune in to hear their fascinating discussion on this enigmatic relic, and decide for yourself whether the shroud is a holy artifact or a clever forgery. Resources used to research this episode include: Schwortz, Barrie M. "Shroud Exhibitions .",2010%20through%2023%20May%202010. Accessed 2 Apr. 2023.Rogers, Raymond , and Anna Arnoldi. SCIENTIFIC METHOD APPLIED TO THE SHROUD OF TURIN A REVIEW. 2002. *University of California Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos, NM **Department of Agrifood Molecular Sciences University of Milan Milano, Italy, Thesis ., Becky. "The Shroud of Turin: 7 Intriguing Facts ." 9 Apr. 2020. Accessed 2 Apr. 2023.Gordon, Eden Arielle. "Holy Grail or Medieval Fake: A Timeline of the Shroud of Turin Controversy ." 15 Dec. 2019. Accessed 2 Apr. 2023.Niyr, M. (2020). The Turin Shroud: Physical Evidence of Life After Death. (1st ed.) Bookstand Publishing .Verschuurrn, G. (2021). A Catholic Scientist Champions the Shroud of Turin . (1st ed.) Sophia Institute Press.
Jennie and Dianne celebrate the last week of Women's History Month by revisiting some past interviews with women who have researched the Ordinary Extraordinary women of the past who fascinated them. Join them as they chat with authors Jan MacKell Collins and Sharon Pajka about soiled doves, marvelous madams, and women writers. They also revisit a conversation with Jennie's very good friend Laurilea McDaniel to delve into the life of Elizabeth Patton Crockett who became second wife to frontiersman Davy Crockett.  As Calamity Jane once said, "I figure if a girl wants to be a legend, she should go ahead and be one." To hear each of the full episodes, simply follow these links:Episode 94 - Good Time Girls of the West an Interview with Author Jan MacKell Collins: 77 - Three Women of the Wild West: 73 - Women Writers Buried in Virginia Part 1: 74 - Women Writers Buried in Virginia Part 2:
In this episode, Jennie and Dianne celebrate Women's History Month as they explore the lives and legacies of two women who helped to tame the Wild West.  First we'll meet Margaret Tobin Brown, more famously known today as Molly Brown. She was a socialite and philanthropist known for her courage and tenacity, particularly during the sinking of the Titanic. Her story is one of resilience and determination in the face of adversity. We follow Margaret's story with that of her social arch nemesis, the Queen of Denver Society, Louise Bethel Sneed Hill. Louise took Denver's "social wasteland" and created her own high-class hierarchy that included the who's who of Denver's wealthiest and most influential people at the turn of the 20th century. Join us as we explore the impact of these two Ordinary Extraordinary women on history and society. Don't miss this special Women's History Month episode of our podcast!Resources used to research this episode include: , SunDawn. "Margaret Brown ." 1 Mar. 2023. Accessed 19 Mar. 2023. "Molly Brown." 27 Apr. 2021. Accessed 19 Mar. 2023.Denver, Historic. "Meet Margaret “Molly” Brown ." Accessed 19 Mar. 2023.Carr, Shelby. "Louise Bethel Sneed Hill ." 14 Jan. 2020. Accessed 19 Mar. 2023.Faulkner, Debra B. Ladies of the Brown A Women's History of Denver's Most Elegant Hotel. 2nd ed., 2010. Charleston , The History Press, 2011, pp. 25-29 43.
Join Jennie and Dianne as they explore the aftermath of the Salem Witch Trials in part three of their series. Discover what happened to the victims and accusers after the trials, including the difficult lives many faced, as well as the memorials and tombs in cemeteries dedicated to them. Reflect on the impact that this dark period in history had on the Ordinary Extraordinary community of Salem and the legacies that still linger today.For more stories and information on the 1692 Salem witch trials, check out these fabulous podcasts and other online resources:1. used to research this episode include:Story, W. (1991). The Witchcraft Hysteria of Salem Town and Salem Village in 1692. (7th ed., 5-7) Willart Publishing .Museum , S. W. Salem Witch Museum Miscellany. (1-3 8) Salem Witch Museum .Brown, D. C. (2006). A Guide to the Salem Witchcraft Hysteria of 1692. (7th ed., 1-89) David C. Brown.Fury, D. (2021). If These Stones Could Speak The History and People of the Old Salem Burying Point. (1st ed., 231-273) Black Cat Tours Press.Johnson Lewis, Jone. "Tituba and The Salem Witch Trials of 1692 ." 31 Mar. 2020. Accessed 5 Mar. 2023.Schiff, Stacy. "Unraveling the Many Mysteries of Tituba, the Star Witness of the Salem Witch Trials ." 2 Nov. 2015. Accessed 5 Mar. 2023.Historical Society , New York. "Life Story: Tituba Survivor of the Salem Witch Hysteria ." Accessed 5 Mar. 2023.Museum , Salem Witch . "SALEM WITCH TRIALS CHRONOLOGY ." Accessed 5 Mar. 2023.Museum , Salem Witch . "Putnam Cemetery .",role%20in%20the%20witch%20hunt. Accessed 12 Mar. 2023.Brooks, Rebecca Beatrice . "John Hathorne: Salem Witch Judge ." 28 Jan. 2014. Accessed 12 Mar. 2023.Brooks, Rebecca Beatrice . "Jonathan Corwin: Salem Witch Judge ." 26 Jan. 2016. Accessed 12 Mar. 2023.Brooks, Rebecca Beatrice . "George Corwin: High Sheriff of Essex County ." 26 June 2022. Accessed 12 Mar. 2023.House, The Witch. "THE SALEM WITCHCRAFT TRIALS ." Accessed 12 Mar. 2023.
In this week's episode of The Ordinary Extraordinary Cemetery, Jennie and Dianne continue their series on the infamous 1692 Salem witch trials. Last week, they talked about how Tituba's confession triggered a chain of events that shaped the course of the trials. This week, they explore the aftermath of her confession, including how it led to more accusations, the establishment of a new court system, and the execution of those found guilty of witchcraft. Don't miss this fascinating episode as we delve deeper into one of the most Ordinary Extraordinary and chilling episodes in American history.Resources used to research this episode include:Story, W. (1991). The Witchcraft Hysteria of Salem Town and Salem Village in 1692. (7th ed., 5-7) Willart Publishing .Museum , S. W. Salem Witch Museum Miscellany. (1-3 8) Salem Witch Museum .Brown, D. C. (2006). A Guide to the Salem Witchcraft Hysteria of 1692. (7th ed., 1-89) David C. Brown.Fury, D. (2021). If These Stones Could Speak The History and People of the Old Salem Burying Point. (1st ed., 231-273) Black Cat Tours Press.Johnson Lewis, Jone. "Tituba and The Salem Witch Trials of 1692 ." 31 Mar. 2020. Accessed 5 Mar. 2023.Schiff, Stacy. "Unraveling the Many Mysteries of Tituba, the Star Witness of the Salem Witch Trials ." 2 Nov. 2015. Accessed 5 Mar. 2023.Historical Society , New York. "Life Story: Tituba Survivor of the Salem Witch Hysteria ." Accessed 5 Mar. 2023.Museum , Salem Witch . "SALEM WITCH TRIALS CHRONOLOGY ." Accessed 5 Mar. 2023.
Jennie and Dianne discuss the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 in part one of a two part series.The Salem witch trials were a dark moment in American history that resulted in the execution of 20 people accused of witchcraft. The hysteria began in 1692 in the small Massachusetts town of Salem, when young girls started to exhibit strange behaviors that were attributed to the influence of witches. The accusations quickly spread, leading to a wave of arrests, trials, and executions. While the exact causes of the witch trials are still debated, it's clear that a combination of religious fervor, social tensions, and economic interests played a role in fueling the hysteria. Join us for this Ordinary Extraordinary story that changed the course of history not only for the community of Salem, but an entire country.Resources used to research include:Story, W. (1991). The Witchcraft Hysteria of Salem Town and Salem Village in 1692. (7th ed., 5-7) Willart Publishing .Museum , S. W. Salem Witch Museum Miscellany. (1-3 8) Salem Witch Museum .Brown, D. C. (2006). A Guide to the Salem Witchcraft Hysteria of 1692. (7th ed., 1-89) David C. Brown.Fury, D. (2021). If These Stones Could Speak The History and People of the Old Salem Burying Point. (1st ed., 231-273) Black Cat Tours Press.
In this episode, Jennie and Dianne share heartwarming stories of love for children. The first story takes us back to the Great Depression era, where a family relies on the kindness of their neighbors to provide a burial place for their baby. The second story tells of a group of men who rediscover a forgotten cemetery belonging to the Dickson Orphanage, the only state-run home in Texas for black children from 1901 to 1943. Join us for these two ordinary extraordinary stories that prove that love of family and community is a powerful force that motivates us to do our best and be our best.Photos of Elden T. Longwell & Conn & Davis gravesites provided by Katie Gardner and shared with permission. Photos of W.L. Dickson and Children at Dickson State Colored Orphanage available on the Internet and included in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107.Resources used to research this episode include: Markham, James W. "State Colored Orphans' Home ." Accessed 19 Feb. 2023.Hilburn-Simmons, Jacque. "Recalling the Forgotten: Gilmer residents reclaim Dickson Orphanage graveyard, secure historic designation ." 1 Apr. 2017. Accessed 19 Feb. 2023.Bradford, Chloe. "Sacred Land: The history of Dickson Colored Orphanage Cemetery in Gilmer ." 6 Feb. 2020. Accessed 19 Feb. 2023.
"How do I love thee? Let me count the ways." Happy belated Valentine's Day! In this episode Jennie and Dianne are continuing a month of love by featuring three Ordinary Extraordinary love stories, two of them all the way from New Zealand's Karori Cemetery! The final story is one of love that has fascinated Jennie since she was a little girl - a story of love overcoming obstacles and proving that sometimes love really does conquer all! "Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose, I shall but love thee better after death." To learn more about Karori Cemetery visit their website: 1. Grave of Bertha Gurney who left this earth too early, but whose husband loved her for the rest of his long life. Provided by Bertha Mulligan and shared with permission.2.  Grave of Frederick William Hope Brine who passed away too soon leaving behind a heartbroken fiance. Provided by Bertha Mulligan and shared with permission.3. Life-long sweethearts Nelson & Margaret Whitmarsh (great grandparents of Jennie). Photo taken in 1962 provided by Betty Hackler and shared with permission. Photo of Whitmarsh grave taken by RCH and posted to
Jennie and Dianne kick off a month of love as they delve into the fascinating bond between humans and their beloved equine companions. From the majestic thoroughbred racehorses to the reliable mules, these creatures have captured our hearts and imaginations for centuries. And in this episode, they will be discussing one of the most Ordinary Extraordinary tales of human-horse relationship - the story of Sergeant Reckless, a small mare who became a war hero and captured the hearts of the soldiers she served with. So grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and get ready to be inspired by this and other amazing tales of equine love.To read more about Sergeant Reckless check out these books:Sergeant Reckless: America's War Horse by Robin Hutton Pride of the Marines by Andrew Geer used to research this episode include:Montgomery , L.M. Anne's House of Dreams. 1917. Online , Project Gutenberg , 1996.Obscura, Atlas. "Fabius Page's Mule and Horse Graveyard ." 27 Jan. 2023. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.Carolinas, Strange. "Mule And Horse Graveyard (Morrisville, NC) ." Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.Yigit-Smith, Robyn. "Remembering the Family Mules ." 31 Aug. 2017. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.Hill, David. "The Story of Sergeant Reckless: Korean War Horse Served with Valor ." 25 May 2020. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.Photos: All photos of Sergeant Reckless and the U.S. Marine Corps are in the public domain --- Photo of Sergeant Reckless memorial located at Camp Pendleton in California taken by Deb Hellman and published to --- Photo of Maud's grave at Fadius H. Page Horse & Mule Cemetery in North Carolina taken by Lissa Gotwals and published to
"This is one time where television really fails to capture the true excitement of a large squirrel predicting the weather.​" Phil Conners, "Groundhog Day" - For the past 136 years at 7:20am on February 2nd 15 men dressed in tuxes and top hats gather round a chubby, brown-furred creature named Punxsutawney Phil, Seer of Seers, Sage of Sages, Prognosticator of Prognosticators, and Weather Prophet Extraordinary to find out if spring will arrive early or if we will be forced to endure another six weeks of winter. People from across the globe gather in the Ordinary Extraordinary town of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania to await the news and cheer on this auspicious rodent year after year, but just how did this tradition even begin? Jennie, Dianne and special guest Charlie visit the graves of two journalists who helped to create this annual tradition dating back to 1886 that has often been called, "one of the greatest ongoing publicity campaigns in history".Resources used to research this episode include:"A Little Bit About Us....." A Little Bit About Us.... Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.Groundhog Club, Punxsutawney. "History & Past Predictions ." Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.DiMattia, Anthony . "Groundhog Day: 5 bizarre things you didn't know about this quirky tradition ." 2 Feb. 2021. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.Orso, Anna. "Groundhog Day 2014: 8 things to know about Punxsutawney Phil's 'Inner Circle' ." 2 Feb. 2014. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.Klein, Christopher . "Groundhog Was Once on Punxsutawney’s Menu ." 30 Jan. 2019., Nicole. "How German settlers created the traditions behind Groundhog Day ." Accessed 29 Jan. 2023., Prabook.Com.!profile/1059957. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023., Amy. "William Orlando Smith ." 18 Mar. 2001.,683. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.Ludwig, Don. "Clymer H Freas ." 28 Mar. 2009. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.Peterson, Kris. 2 Aug. 2007. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.Weimer, Dr. Marc. "Punxsutawney's History." Editorial. [Punxsutawney], pp. 1-9.Photo Credits:Punxsutawney Phil- Chris Flook 2/2/2018 Orlando Smith Portrait - Public DomainWilliam Orlando Smith grave - Marianne 9/2/2010 H. Freas grace - Claire B. 1/5/2020
Whitehall cemetery, also called Whitehall burial ground or Whitehall graveyard, is the oldest burial ground in Mystic, Connecticut being set aside for the purpose in 1644. This cemetery contains many excellent examples of 17th and 18th century stone carving tradition including death's heads, soul effigies, willow trees and more! Many Ordinary Extraordinary stories are buried beneath the stones, including the story of a man who was supposed to have been a minister but became a doctor and tavern owner instead, an enslaved man who did become a minister and was emancipated 70 years before the American Civil War began, 13 Revolutionary War soldiers; one of those soldiers being killed in a bloody battle headed by one of America's most hated traitors, Benedict Arnold, and a much more recent story of a man and his love for sailing, history, philanthropy and the mark he left in the hearts of so many people around the world.Resources used to research this episode include:Mitchell, Chelsea . "A History of Whitehall Mansion and its Cemetery ." 1 Aug. 2022. Accessed 22 Jan. 2023.Explored, Connecticut. "Benedict Arnold Turns and Burns New London ." 4 Nov. 2006. Accessed 22 Jan. 2023.Editors, History.Com. "Benedict Arnold." 3 Aug. 2022. Accessed 22 Jan. 2023.Harris, William W. The Battle of Groton Heights. New London, 1870, pp. 15-148.New England Family , and Karlynn Gustafson. "Thomas Wheeler." 3 Dec. 2003. Accessed 22 Jan. 2023., Findagrave.Com. "White Hall Graveyard Memorials." Accessed 22 Jan. 2023., CRD. "Henry Hill “Harry” Anderson Jr. ." 20 June 2020. Accessed 22 Jan. 2023.
Dianne and Jennie continue to answer your questions in this second Q and A installment of the Ordinary Extraordinary Cemetery podcast. They discuss an old-wives tale regarding burial of those who die by suicide, answer questions about how they do their research for each episode, and share some of their favorite cemetery book recommendations. To round out the episode, they discuss Boston's Granary Burying Ground and how many souls rest beneath its soil. Jennie and Dianne are so happy to begin another year of learning all about cemeteries and the Ordinary Extraordinary stories buried within and they are grateful to have you along for the journey.Resources used to research this episode include: Johnson, Sherrie. "Why Do Some Graves Face East or West? ." 29 Aug. 2022. Accessed 9 Jan. 2023. "GRANARY BURYING GROUND ." Accessed 9 Jan. 2023.Foundation , Freedom Trail . "GRANARY BURYING GROUND ." Accessed 9 Jan. 2023.
Jennie and Dianne kick off 2023 by answering many questions posed by their listeners over the course of the previous year. They begin this two-part episode by covering the legal definition of an abandoned cemetery and how this definition determines either the survival or removal of a burial ground. They delve in to what to do should you accidentally excavate a burial site, especially if that site belongs to Native Americans. And finally, they cover the topic of cemetery grants including those provided by the Veterans Association (VA) to ensure that US military veterans receive a respectful burial. Resources used to research this episode include:National Legislation , Friends Committee On . "Reclaiming Identity: The Repatriation of Native Remains and Culture ." 29 Sep. 2015.,to%20immediately%20contact%20federal%20authorities. Accessed 9 Jan. 2023. "Section 31-25-708 - Abandoned burial sites - right to reclaim." 8 Nov. 2022. Accessed 9 Jan. 2023. "TITLE XXVI CEMETERIES; BURIALS; DEAD BODIES." 7 Aug. 1993. Accessed 9 Jan. 2023. "Abandoned Cemeteries ." Accessed 9 Jan. 2023.Law Students, Washington College Of. "STATE BURIAL LAWS PROJECT ." Accessed 9 Jan. 2023.Administration , National Cemetery . "Veterans Cemetery Grants Program ." Accessed 9 Jan. 2023.Wasley, Paula. "Press Release NEH Announces $28.1 Million for 204 Humanities Projects Nationwide ." 10 Jan. 2023. Accessed 11 Jan. 2023.
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