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Mausoleum: not just floor covering for rodents

2003-07-07 16:47:02.266137+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

The place we stayed on San Juan island, Roche Harbor, was originally a lime quarry. In its heyday it was run by John S. McMillan, one of those 19th century industrialists who missed the serfs of Europe, paid his crew in company store credits, and generally, if you read between the lines of the historical brochures in the area, was one of those guys who would've liked to bring back slavery. However, the guy did have a penchant for some pretty cool looking memorials, the mausoleum he built in the woods for his family has all sorts of wacky symbolism dragged from his Methodist beliefs, his Masonic affiliations, his college fraternity, and all sorts of other places. And looks kinda cool "with the right lighting you could see a Maxfield Parrish painting in this setting" way. The back of the chair in that last image, for one of his sons, has a good listing of affiliations.

[ related topics: Religion Photography Dan's Life History Sociology Dan & Charlene's July 2003 San Juan Trip ]

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#Comment made: 2003-07-07 16:54:27.395223+00 by: Pete

Actually, upon seeing the first thumbnail I immediately thought of Myst.