California  SAVING GRAVES

EL DORADO HOUSE CEMETERY
Shingle Springs, El Dorado County, California

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PHOTOS OF RECENT OBLITERATION

"Many have filled unknown graves,
far from home and kindred,
with no kind friends to drop a tear or plant a sprig
over their unmarked graves..."

Pioneer Days in California
John Carr (1891)




The large rock at the right center of this photo is near
 the center of the Bentley-Parmeter Family Plot

        There has never been any archaeological assessment as to the location of additional gravesites that may exist near the Bentley-Parmeter plot.  The following pictures show the remaining "clearing" that has taken place on the remainder of this cemetery that was used from 1850 until the early 20th Century.







"Show me your cemeteries, and I will tell you what kind of people you have."
Benjamin Franklin  (1706 - 1790)

  

(Photos courtesy of Trafton descendant Robin Kamradt.)


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