-Isn't that what people do when they don't want somebody to find a body?Duke Of Dystopia said:People were electing to have no frills burriels in a forest that was to be maintained as forested/wild area. Plots or places were to be reused as the soils could recover the bodies. No caskets.
You ever try to get rid of a body? Permanantly and untracably? It aint easy! (Dont get nervous, I watch to much of the Discover channel )Rumpy Tunanator said:-Isn't that what people do when they don't want somebody to find a body?......
In one Wisconsin County, there has been a continued dispute due to a related circumstance. More-or-less, here is the story. In the early 1900's, lands in the county held in trust for Native Americans were parceled out into individual ownerships. One parcel contained a large hill that was used by tribal members as a burying ground. Bodies were buried and trees used to mark the gravesites. During the Depression the owner of the property could not pay the taxes and the county took the land. It has used it as a county park. Recently, they have wanted to expand a sledding hill, cutting down trees. The Native Americans objected. The county has been less than honorable in respecting the site's significance both as a "graveyard" and as a site culturally significant to the tribe. At one point it even cut trees in violation of an agreement. I have not heard anything about it in over a year - I wonder how the issue has evolved.Duke Of Dystopia said:Don't know if it is relevent or not, but NPR recently did a story on ecoburials.
People were electing to have no frills burriels in a forest that was to be maintained as forested/wild area. Plots or places were to be reused as the soils could recover the bodies. No caskets.
Kind of different but I know Kentucky has a lot of forested areas.
Just an alternate idea.
Yes and no. Cemeteries have provided a nice place to relax, but much more so in recent times. Going back into the 1800's and particularly before that, cemeteries were usually anything but attractive, sanitary places. Bodies dumped into unmarked shallow graves and later dug up by people or animals were a typical site. Parts could be found all over. Alas, poor Yorick was a scene in Hamlet because of a practice of simply digging a hole anywhere, regardless of whether the space was occupied.Cullen said:I would be in favor of not shifting the burial locations, if at all possible. Cemetarys can be beautiful places to relax and spend time in. After all, before public parks became commonplace and well distributed, cemetarys were where people used to go for picnics, peace and quiet and even to play sports. This probably changed sometime around the mid to late 1800's when more public parks began to be built.