In my wanderings through local cemeteries, I often wonder about the people under the headstones I photograph. Sometimes I know them, sometimes I don’t, but I always want to know more about them. To find out what sorts of lives they lived. To remember them.
Right now, Grave Stories focuses on the people buried in the Caspar Cemetery, which was established in 1850. The Caspar Cemetery is surrounded by a dense grove of trees, and it’s only a short distance away from the ocean. So close that you can usually hear the waves, and sometimes the shouts of surfers. Now and then, small brown rabbits hop about in the grass, which goes to show you how untrafficked this cemetery is.
If you know something about one of the people buried in Caspar, and want to tell his or her story, please contact me: meloukhia at gmail dot com, or add the story to the comments. I’m also happy to seek out specific graves you don’t see mentioned here. Please spread the word; this site will not be possible without reader participation.