Just take a trip through this cemetery and you will have the opportunity to delve into the history of a wide range of those that have impacted history and those that are the forgotten masses. But along with that you will learn about the hardships of life in the 1800’s and the political stories that formed the structure of
You will be able to see the graves of the notorious murders from the Capote story of In Cold Blood, Richard Eugene Hickock and Perry Edward Smith. These two murders had planned the murders of the family from
Also buried at the cemetery is the brother of Susan B. Anthony. Daniel Read Anthony and his son are buried at the cemetery. He was a well known, influential person in the state.
The Baby Mounds (think of the mounds of Indian burials) are also something of interest. There are two different areas that are there with the central stone and the little stones in circles around the main one. There are hundreds of these babies buried here since it was in the 1800’s and medical care was not what it is today, lots of babies died in their young life and were buried together at the cemetery.
As you can see, this cemetery will afford you the opportunity to learn a great deal of the founding history of this area of the state. Visiting a cemetery may seem like a strange thing to do on a trip, but if you are a history buff or interested in the formation of an area of the country you can learn a great deal by visiting the past…therefore…the cemetery.
Location: 1500 N 8th St., Lansing, Kansas
Open Daily from 7AM to Sunset