Thursday, March 26, 2009
Atop the hill on Locust Street, overlooking downtown, is the largest cemetery in Mt. Sterling, Machpelah. It is the final resting place of many civil war soldiers, the town's founders and contains many interesting markers and beautiful statues. Machpelah was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1991. The cemetery is divided by Locust Street, over which there is a wooden bridge. The bridge is sturdy, but doesn't sound like it when you are driving over!
Monday, March 16, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
Across from the old brickyard is this mystery: A field of concrete pyramids. No one I have talked to seems to know what they are for or what they are doing there. Right in the middle of the pyramids is an old junk car... Perhaps a sacrifice to please the concrete spirit?
A long time ago, Olive Hill was thriving because of the brickyard that employed many of it's residents. It has been years since anyone worked here. Now, the brickyard is chain-fenced, padlocked, and deserted. The property is on the west end of town, below the bridge on US 60.