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August 25, 2015

Ghost Towns and Graves Discovered

Ghost Towns and Graves Discovered
Little Johnny D. Parks was born in 1881. He died a few days before his first birthday. His grave has been at the bottom of Lake Buchannan in Bluffton Texas for over 60 years. But drought is drying up the lake and long-forgotten graves are being exposed.

Over 300 graves were moved in 1931 but some were missed.  The residents of the town moved away and no doubt little Johnny's family died off or moved too. Although it may seem sad, it may be a chance for us to remember little Johnny and others who died so long ago and whose graves have been beneath 30 feet of water for many years.

Read more at Depleted Texas lakes expose ghost towns, graves


Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

This is sad on in many ways. I wonder if those graves will be moved now.

Mountain Mama said...

At the very least, I hope they will be indexed and added to Find a Grave or Billion Graves so future descendants can find the details.