Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Pioneer Cemetery

Established 1854

This cemetery, known originally as Oread, was opened in 1854 by New Englanders who founded Lawrence. Following burials in 1882, Oread fell into disuse.In 1928, the City of Lawrence changed the name to Pioneer Cemetery.

The marble obelisk near the center of the grounds is monument to T. W. Barber, an Ohio abolitionist shot by pro-slavery men during the Wakarusa War in December 1855, Barber was memorialized by John Greenleaf Whittier in hos poem "Burial of Barber". Eighteen military headstones in the northern section mark graves of members of the 13th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry who died of typhoid in1862.

The largest number of early burials occurred following Quantrill's Massacre at Lawrence on August 21, 1863.Most of these were re-interred in Lawrence's Oak Hill Cemetery. Gravestones of four victims still remain.

In 1953,the Kansas University Endowment Association assumed ownership and in 1968, the cemetery was reopened.

Today, Pioneer is the final resting place for early settlers, soldiers of Civil War and faculty, staff and friends of The University of Kansas.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

A sunset at Iowa and 27th Street

It was a Saturday evening in September 2008. I was returning from my shopping. And waiting for T Bus at crossing of 27th Street and Iowa street.

The sun was about to set. The clouds were getting colorful.

And the sun came of the cloud cover, with a glow.

The small tower like structure was adding beauty to the scene.

The ray trails of sun were crossing the sky.

And the full sun came out of clouds, a final appearance before setting for the day.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Early morning at Baker Wetlands

As I entered Baker Wetlands, the morning was misty. It was about 7.50am.

The sun started peeping out of clouds. And this water drop started glowing.

Rising Sun's reflection in wetlands water.

Some dramatic lighting effects on the grass ...

and behind bushes.

The grass was still filled with misty drops, showing off.

Sunrise at 31st Street

I was walking on 31st Street from Iowa to Louisiana cross for the MonarchWatch tagging. At around 7.25am sun was just rising.

And a close up of the sun.

Monday, September 15, 2008


There was nice moon today night. Could catch a snap hiding behind a tree.

And a close up too.

Friday, September 5, 2008

A misty morning

Today morning was misty one. It could be side effect of Bustov Hurricane. The weather has been rainy and the temperature drop was almost 15 degrees.

This was around 7am from my door.

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