South Austin history…in cemetery form.

This cemetery is a favorite of mine. Usually, cemeteries from the late 1800s are full of sunken graves and broken markers (where I live at least). This one is nicely kept and has its history intact.

Slaughter Lane, Brodie Lane, and Dittmar Road: These names did not come from the ether!

The Slaughters had a ranch (which I likely live on part of) in south Austin. Mary Searight Moore Park contains the foundation of the house that the Slaughters lived in. It’s very close to my house as the crow flies.

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It’s never a happy task to walk through a cemetery, even if you enjoy the beauty of the location. The place is wrought with sadness. The last picture is that of an infant who died on the day after her birth. The marker is cracked and stacked against another, so it’s not certain where her body lies.

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