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CSI: Euclid – Disappearance of a Cemetery — 2 Comments

  1. Here’s a possibility: the cemetery never existed. Mapmakers would occasionally make up features to prove someone had copied their map. By having a unique feature (like a fictional road, church, cemetery, etc.), they could prove that subsequent maps were copied from their map, rather than surveyed. I don’t know if that’s the case here, but it is something to consider.

  2. Hmmm, that’s an interesting thought. It had occurred to me that maybe the cemetery had been copied from the 1874 atlas in the 1892 atlas, but it did not occur to me that maybe it hadn’t existed at all. The only thing that makes me think that SOMETHING was different is that where the park now sits is in the middle of an area that was completely developed with the exception of those 2+ acres. I don’t know. Just one of those things that struck me as I was working on my own house history, and was too interesting not to investigate!