Newcastle Cemetery

The old Newcastle(Washington) Cemetery contains mostly the graves of the families of miners who toiled in the surrounding hills at the end of the 19th century. The mining and logging towns closed down after a mere 50 years or so and this secluded spot overlooking tiny Lake Boren became overgrown with ivy, blackberry, and shrubbery while the fir trees grew ever taller. As is usual, the gates were unlocked for Memorial Day. The Newcastle Weed Warriors have done a great job clearing the undergrowth and sniffing out the hidden graves.

Death did to me short warning give
Therefore be carefull how you live
Prepare in time do not delay
For I was quickly called away

1 comment:

  1. I recall driving past this cemetery during my late-night gallivants as a teen...forgotten it was there. Thanks, Sean!