Throughout the ages we humans have had a need to mark the time and place where people make the final stop on their journey from this world to the next. Sometimes it is a simple cross on rock covered earth while others are elaborate tombstones which tell something of the lives of their residents. There is probably nothing so poignant as a tiny tombstone marking the death of a child whose duration on earth is measured from a few minutes to a few years. Don’t miss the chance to learn more about Arizona cemeteries.
Besides teaching middle school Jane Eppinga is an author and member of Southern Arizona Authors, National Federation of Press Women, Society of Woman Geographers, Southwestern Watercolor Guild, Arizona Historical Society, Pimeria Alta Historical Society, Superstition Mountain Historical Society, and Westerners International. She has a B.A. and B.S. from University of Arizona. Her latest books are Arizona Unsolved and Tucson Images of Modern of America. Finally, Jane recently returned from China where she was invited to present a paper for the Pearl S. Buck Symposium.