The curious grave of Florence Irene Ford in Natchez City Cemetery – Mississippi

Natchez City Cemetery sits on the banks of the Mississippi River, with white tombstones neatly arranged on the green grass of Adams County. It’s a quiet final resting place, and home to a handful of notable graves. One of these is the tomb of Rufus E. Case, a large three-tiered structure that contains both his body and his favorite rocking chair. It seems that his child, or maybe grandchild, had died before him and he wanted to be buried in his beloved rocking chair beside the child. To accommodate his…

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#TodayInHistory – May 18

May 18 – Some important events on this day 1291 👉🏼 After 100 years of Crusader control, Acre is the last Crusader stronghold reconquered and destroyed by the Mamluks under Sultan al-Ashraf Khalil 1302 👉🏼 Bruges Matins: the nocturnal massacre of the French garrison in Bruges by local Flemish militia 1652 👉🏼 Rhode Island enacts 1st law declaring slavery illegal 1765 👉🏼 Fire destroys a large part of Montreal, Quebec 1804 👉🏼Napoleon Bonaparte proclaimed Emperor of France by the French Senate 1848 👉🏼 Opening of the first German National Assembly…

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