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Sunland Cemetery outside Bishop, CA. I hope to post a video here or on my youtube to show its isolated but beautiful locale surrounded by mountains with massive buzzing power lines skirting the property.

 

I sometimes will stop by a cemetery in little towns or out of the way places. The graves can often provide a kinda of history of an area.

 

I found this cemetery interesting because many of the graves are mounded. I have rarely seen this except in old pioneer/western type movies. I'm wondering why this is.

 

I found more than one mound that had little critter burrow holes. One grave mound was kinda collapsed a bit and I could look down about 18". Just more dirt and not a casket or bones so I'm thinking that they bury underground but add the mound for another reason.

 

The area does get a lot of snow so perhaps that is why.

 

Every grave had lots of plastic flowers and remembrances on them. Again, the cold and snow would kill any live plants. That is why there is no grass or other living matter here except native scrub brush.

 

The cemetery is still used. I saw current burials. It seemed there were local residents from children to old setters and military folks.

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Taken on October 18, 2010