Friday, August 26, 2022

General Samuel M. Bowman

Buried in Elmwood Cemetery, General Samuel M. Bowman served as a Colonel in the 84th Pennsylvania Infantry until September 1864.  After that he was commandant of the Military District of Delaware and promoted to General.  He was charged, by President Lincoln to muster and recruit United States Colored Troops in Baltimore Maryland.  Part of this correspondence with Lincoln is below.  
Elmwood Cemetery will be celebrating it's 150th Anniversary on October 1, 2022.  All are welcome. 

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Helena Baum

Helena Baum was the first Jewish resident to be buried in Kansas City.  Killed by a railroad accident in 1866, the 22 year was initially buried in a small Jewish burial ground at 18th and Lydia.   After Elmwood Cemetery was founded in 1872 Congregation B'nai Jehovah purchased two acres in the southwest corner of Elwood.  Helena and 16 others were moved to the new site.  This stone is the original 1866 stone.   Thanks to Brad Finch for the tip.  


Saturday, August 13, 2022

A Bridge So Far Part 3

       Support girder are in on the lower south route and going it on the upper northern route.  See below. 

                                             Good progress on the river supports too. 

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Saturday, August 6, 2022

Skyline On A Hot Summer Day

Putting a new lens through it's paces so I know how to use it.  Photos from Penn Valley Park and from Kaw Point Park.  The new lens is a Voigtlander 50mm APO manual focus.  It works well.