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Exploring Park Series ~ Carriage Hill Farm (Part – 2)

Today I am sharing another installment of my Exploring Park Series with Carriage Hill Farm (Part – 2). In this post, we will be exploring the Arnold family graveyard. I’ve always been drawn to old graveyards, I think it’s interesting to read the old tombstones, see how long someone lived, how many children they had, you never know what you’ll find on a headstone.

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If you missed Carriage Hill Farm (Part – 1) you can read all about it here.  There is plenty of walking to do before you reach the graveyard. The kids had fun exploring along the way. The grandkids were much younger when I took these pictures.

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Here is the sign close to the graveyard naming the family and giving a little history of their lives. I love when the parks include a history. Often times if they don’t I will go home and research the park myself. I love history!

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It’s sad how the Arnold family lost 5 of their 9 children before the age of ten, heartbreaking.

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Both Henry and Magdalena lived long lives.

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Now on to the next graveyard, this one is quite a bit different. It’s not for people, it’s for equipment, I guess what else did you do with an old tractor?

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The kids wanted to climb on them but they were pretty rusty so we skipped that part. They loved looking at the “big tools” as my grandson called them.

Carriage Hill Farm 086In part 3 of my Carriage Hill Farm – Exploring Parks Series, I’ll show you a couple more of the outbuildings on the property. I’ll also give you the information you’ll need if you would like to visit the farm yourself.

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17 thoughts on “Exploring Park Series ~ Carriage Hill Farm (Part – 2)”

  1. Hezzi-D says:

    What a neat old graveyard. I’m also fascinated with graveyards..they can be so pretty and peaceful.

    1. Diane says:

      If you’re looking for peace and quiet visit a graveyard.

  2. Melanie says:

    This looks like a neat historical place to visit.

    1. Diane says:

      It feels like you’re living in a different time.

  3. Erica Schwarz says:

    Love the “equipment graveyard” – that is so neat!

    1. Diane says:

      I thought that was a clever idea. It was cool to see the primitive equipment.

  4. Katriza says:

    What a great place to visit! We love spending time outdoors with our kids!

    1. Diane says:

      Isn’t being outdoors with the kids the best? They can run and play like kids should!

  5. Becky Blad says:

    I love the beautiful green there! Looks like you guys had a lot of fun!

    1. Diane says:

      It’s a huge very large piece of property. Great for hiking!

  6. Sandra Shaffer says:

    I actually find it interesting to visit graveyards too, especially one that is rich with history. The Arnold family graveyard sure is on a beautiful piece of land!

    1. Diane says:

      I agree Sandra, I find graveyards to be very interesting.

  7. Nicole Burkholder says:

    The wall around that graveyard is so cool! My parents love to visit places like this. So peaceful and full of history!

    1. Diane says:

      I thought the wall was so unique the way it was put together with iron straps. Very cool.

  8. Michelle De La Cerda says:

    What a beautiful place to visit!

    1. Diane says:

      It is very beautiful and peaceful. Like going back in time.

  9. Emily @ Love, Pasta and a Tool Belt says:

    This looks like a fun place to visit and take the kids for a great outdoor activity!

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