Riley's rest

Riley’s rest
Fujifilm Velvia (expired 8-2006)

Many people who visit Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis stop here, at the top of the highest hill in the city. This is where Hoosier poet James Whitcomb Riley is buried.

It’s hard to contemplate now, but Riley was as popular as any rock star in his day. Throngs would come to listen to him speak. His death in 1916 saddened the nation.

Riley had an unusually large presence in my life as I attended a high school in South Bend that was named for him. It was built just eight years after he died.

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4 responses to “single frame: Riley’s rest”

  1. Sam Avatar

    Jim beautiful shot! I thought you were in Greece for a moment! ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      It’s a little corner of Greece here in Indianapolis!

  2. Adnan Aslam Dar Avatar

    Beautiful photo and informative post you share Jim thanks

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Thank you!

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