sacred streets

Old Catholic Cemetery, Marquette, MI. Today, the forest has reclaimed the old cemetery property off Pioneer Road. Gradually, while some of the bodies were left behind, all the gravestones were removed. Across the street from the former Brookridge Estate, on the corner of County Road 553 and Pioneer Road, is a patch of woods where once the Old Catholic Cemetery existed. It became the burial place for Marquette’s Catholics in 1861. Prior to that, Catholics had been buried on the property where the cathedral now stands. The new cemetery would within fifty years become the Old Catholic Cemetery. By the early 1900s, the new Holy Cross Cemetery off Wright Street opened, and between 1912 and 1925, some 165 Catholics’ remains were transferred from the old cemetery to the new one, although not all the bodies were removed.


The People You Meet: Chinchero Weavers

I can spin a decent yarn too, figuratively speaking.

But to watch the women separate their yarn with a drop spindle was nothing short of a choreographed dance sequence. And I marveled at how every color in the wool came from a natural dye source. 

Starting as young as five, the girls learn to wash wool. By the time they are twelve, they weave their own pieces.

A crafty little salesperson, all of 13 years, sold me three woolen hats that get me compliments whenever I wear them.

Photo and Text by VJ Singh | Far/Back | From my Peru Series (3 of 7) | All rights reserved. Look for a new post/picture from Peru everyday as I re-live meeting some amazing people in amazing places. 

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