All Are Sleeping


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All Are Sleeping

Trash litters the grounds of the Wagar Cemetery in a grim, cold photo taken in 1930.

Who lies here in this deserted place? Who will come to remember John Farrow, who played the organ and gave music lessons to children? Who will mourn over the graves of the children, of the five day old baby girl belonging to Joseph Howe and Ellen Calkins? These settlers came with hopes and dreams and look at what has become of them. Did Mars Wagar have different hopes for the little plot of land he set aside for his loved ones and fellow pioneers? Mars' mother Lucy is buried here somewhere. She was the first inhabitant of this sacred ground in 1826. She was here to welcome the others, but no one else is listening.

Image courtesy of Cleveland State Library Special Collections


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