Sunday, March 1, 2015

Aging (City Daily Photo Theme Day)

Monuments in Old Live Oak Cemetery have been
 showing their ages for a long, long time! 

The Washington Smith marker may have a bit of tarnish,
 but his story still sparkles.
 Smith was a Selma banker, and before Yankee troops
 invaded town in April 1865, he hid the bank's gold in a column on his house.
 The downstairs was used to treat injured Union soldiers after the Battle of Selma,
 but during their stay they never found the bank's assets. When the Yankees
 were gone, the gold was retrieved by cutting a hole in the bottom of the column.


7 comments:

Lois said...

Very impressive! I like the way you photographed this. We have some similar monuments in the old cemeteries here.

Denton Harryman said...

Interesting story ... we have seen similar stories and hidden rooms using during the years after the civil war.

RedPat said...

Even the pic looks as if it is aging!

SRQ said...

I've always found aging monuments at cemeteries to be very appealing from a photography standpoint. Interesting tale about Mr. Smith!

Jim said...

Great theme day post for Ageing.

LOLfromPasa said...

Yes, looking a bit aged. Enjoyed reading your post.

William Kendall said...

What a pretty cemetery, too!