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Tunxis Monument

Photo by Brooke Martin A brown sandstone monument, erected in 1840 at Riverside Cemetery, honors the Tunxis tribe.  Inscribed on it are the lines of Hartford poet Lydia Huntley Sigourney: Chieftains …

Aug 1840 Read More →
April 10, 2008

Riverside Cemetery

Photo by Brooke Martin Farmington’s Riverside Cemetery lies above and beside the banks of the Farmington River, a tranquil oasis from the traffic on nearby streets. Those who come to …

Jan 1830 Read More →
December 20, 2006

The Ancient Burying Ground

We call it “Memento Mori,” that tree-shaded hill of grave markers visible behind a dark picket fence and Egyptian Revival gate with its papyrus columns. Thousands pass it daily in their …

Jan 1685 Read More →