Bellefontaine Cemetery, Late November 2014, Part 3

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Moving further to the west, we came across this unique three-sided obelisk contains the portraits of the three Bagnell brothers, two of whom died at relatively young ages. They built railroads, apparently.

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The Niedringhaus has many different branches, but the most famous one founded Granite City.

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We found this stone interesting, as it has different plaques on it for different generations of family members.

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And before we knew it, we had wandered back to the Lemp Mausoleum.

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Kiwi Carlisle says:

    I assume you have seen the Paramore mausoleum, with the gate ornamented with a variant dorm of a chi rho that strongly resembles a dollar sign. The first time I saw that I burst out laughing and said “Look! They took it with them!”

  2. Tom Maher - Kirkwood MO says:

    Stories of the Bagnell Brothers: http://www.lakehistory.info/bagnellname.html
    For 30 years or so, the town was known as “The Railroad TieCapital of the World!”
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bagnell,_Missouri

    1. Tom Maher - Kirkwood MO says:

      I forgot – much more info on the Brothers Bagnell: http://www.millercountymuseum.org/archives/080407.html

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