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Spend a beautiful afternoon exploring this picturesque old cemetery adjacent to the old mining town of Roslyn. Veterans, immigrants, victims of mining accidents and several generations of local families are all buried here.
There are 25 separate cemeteries in Roslyn. There were twenty five Social Clubs also. This was during the early coal mining days. The miners came from all over the world, spoke different languages and had different customs. They worked together but didn’t socialize except with...More
Lots of local history to be discovered walking thru the various ethnic and fraternal cemeteries. CWU archives have videos with more interesting stories from the "old timers" whose comments were recorded while they were still with us. If you are lucky you may encounter one...More
I've never seen a cemetery like this one! It's arranged into several sections by race/ethnic group, fraternal organization, etc. Interesting variety of styles of monuments and tombstones. Nice to walk through and get a sense of some of the local history including immigration.
Very interesting history on how the cemetery is organized, segregated by race, and fraternal organization. Many of the organizations there were started by groups pooling their money to bury mine accident victims and/or to send the family back home. Due to the hilly area, they...More
It's very different than other cemeteries and fascinating. Go and give a bit of cash to the restoration effort. Find Yvonne and let her simple monument represent the century since the woman who died at the age of 97 was buried in the Mt Olivet...More
The Rosyln cemetery is divided into more than 20 different areas reflecting the diverse backgrounds of the miners and others who traveled to and lived in Roslyn. There are areas for veterans, of course, adjoining areas for black miners, Slovaks, Poles, and so on. The...More
It is a wonderful and very old Cemetery. These sacred grounds were revered by early families as a place of honor. It is 19 acres of woods and hill with all these separate areas for Veterans, Druids, African American, Polish, Serbian, Croatian, it goes on...More