A Traveler and his Cat exploring America.

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Roll-top Desk Tombstone


Nebraska City

Wyuka Cemetery

This cemetery has a number of unusual tombstones but this one is the most unique.

It is the marker for the Harding family from the 19th century.

In the distance of this very large cemetery I could see a few full size tree truck tombstones (no branches) and a couple large polished granite spheres (one nearly six feet in diameter it seemed) and a polished four or five foot wide cube balanced on one of its corners.

A person could spend a half a day exploring and searching for odd looking tombstones.  I could not for cemeteries are usually very difficult to drive a small house around in and this one was no exception.


  1. This memorial is amazing! It must have cost a lot to erect, and build the "log" wall around it. Sad to see the memorials to some little children. I like the concrete telephone.... for contacting those who have gone before????

  2. Now that is a memorial to remember, even over at some of our cemeteries I have not seen the like though Highgate has some interesting ones


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