Don’t let it be said that I don’t introduce my readers to amazing and interesting off the beaten track places. Today I just wanted to share a few pictures from a little place we found on Harrison Street in Sandusky, Ohio.
The cholera epidemic was a real thing and the folks of Sandusky were hugely affected by the epidemic as it swept through their town in 1859, The population at the time was 5667 and of that number 3500 fled the town when the epidemic started to take its toll. 400 of the remains people died – an astonishing 11% of those that remained lost their lives to the epidemic. Most of them were buried in a mass grave in this spot.
A monument was erected in honor of the many doctors, nurses and other medical staff that assisted in fighting the cholera epidemic. It was an amazing testimony to their dedication to serve others and the gratitude was real.
The only grave markers located in the cemetery were these three which, although difficult to read, made an impact on me.
I have shared my love of walking through cemeteries before but this one took on a more somber tone when we visited and for good reason. I can not imagine the fear that these people faced knowing that this epidemic was very close to wiping out their town.
Have you ever been to a cemetery like this one? Do you know if there are any other ones that exist? Let me know in the comments and remember to Comment for a Cause – for Camp Robin Rogers.