Forest Hills Cemetery, Boston, MA – 26 AUG 2011

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this 250 acre cemetery was established in 1848. It was one of Boston’s first parks consisting of rugged hills, scenic vistas, winding paths, pine forests, grassy areas and an ornamental lake. I only had about a hour and failed at my desire to find the grave site of E. E. Cummings. Here’s what I did find:
   
John Reece invented and patented the ‘Button Hole Sewing Machine’ which revolutionized hand sewing and standardized the size of buttonholes. He was killed trying to save an employee from danger of being crushed by a moving elevator.
   
   
   
   
   
   
Eugene O’Neill, playwright and Nobel laureate in Literature:
   
   
   
2nd Lieutenant Kitchell Snow landed the first aircraft at a small runway that would later become Logan International Airport, he died in a plane crash at the age of 24.
   
    
View more of my cemetery art: Enfocus Gallery