We went to one of MY far away parks yesterday for a picnic and were surprised to see that MY staff have been making some changes. There are some nice new signs to point the way and to show your what is there. We decided to follow the Scott Cemetery Trail which of coarse comes out the Scott Family Cemetery. Now many many many years ago the Scott family settled the little town of Davidsonville (now why they didn't call it Scottsville we will never know!) Anyhoo - Davidsonville was built on the Black River and the Scotts family ran the one and only ferry across it. In another turn of events - no one really knows what happened to Davidsonville - it and the people that lived there just seemed to have disappeared one day. It is now an archeological site and they have found the foundations of the buildings and it was an extremely well set out little town. It was built with the town hall in the middle and all the other buildings were built in a perfect grid around it.
Sadly, there are only a few graves stones in the cemetery - just flat rocks really and the writing has mostly worn off them but there is this one that remains. It is Mary (1846-1893) and Jon Coxs (1849-1895) (not sure why they are buried in the Scott cemetery - perhaps Mary was a Scott before she married Jon) and they share this one head stone - each buried on opposite sides of it. We must admit there was a something very sniff worthy around this headstone. The only other headstone we could read was this one of Bell Scott who sadly died at the age of of 20 (1908-1928). Mom said she was very proud of us for being respectful in the cemetery - we sniffed around a bit but didn't pee anywhere. Tomorrow we will show you the Black river and some of the new things they have done at the archeological site.