Thursday, December 30, 2010

Monte Vista Cemetery- Alamogordo, New Mexico

Nestled close to the Sacramento Mountains in Alamogordo, is the Monte Vista Cemetery and also the final resting place for my Dad, Sam Pilgreen.

This cemetery is hauntingly beautiful in that it's a very, very old cemetery. There is an older section to this final resting ground secluded from "general population" where the gravestones date back to the early 1800's late 1700's. I could not find an exact date this cemetary was established, but a quick run to the local library today should do the trick.

Some gravestones in the eerie older section of this cemetery have no markings, just  lonely small gravestones from years ago. Weathered from age, story-less, and alone. I find this truly disturbing. Luckily the cemetery is kept clear of debris and trash. It's a true step back in time when gazing upon this section of the cemetery.


  1. I love old cemeteries. There's a really pretty one in Brandon Manitoba that has an old part and a newer part. My mister's grandpa and grandma are buried there.

    I do feel bad for the tombstones that seem sort of randomly placed. I saw small cement block that was almost completely covered with grass over the years and it only had the letter B on it.

  2. I LOVE this pic of Dad's resting place <3 So perfectly fitting for him. It's great getting out and capturing the 'spirit' of the place. Great job and keep up the inspiration. xoxo


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