Earlier this summer I made a quick trip to Iowa with the intent of photographing soooooooooooo many cemeteries. The weather and health got the best of me, however and I was only able to take a couple hundred photos of Crossroads Cemetery and Philadelphia Cemetery, which you can find at Iowa Gravestones.org.
One of the things I love about old country cemeteries are the flowers. This old gravestone from Crossroads Cemetery is from 1882. Remarkable how well preserved it is. Maybe someone in Appanoose County can pick up where I left off and finish taking pictures?
By the way, word is that the Appanoose County genealogy society is taking up a collection for newspaperarchives.com to scan all the old Iowegian newspapers. A worthy cause to help us find those missing puzzle pieces in the county.
UPDATE (02 Sep 2011): I received a comment about this from Bill Hawkins over at the Jerome Journal blog. I had received a notice in my Appanoose County Genealogy Society newsletter about the digitization effort, so it led to my confusion as to who was really behind the effort. Here is a link to an article in the Daily Iowegian: