Started aimlessly following a side road, back toward the foothills, following a series of Idaho fish hatchery signs, until we stumbled across a weathered sign, on a single post, for a cemetery. A two track led up past the sign, so I parked the truck, and we got out and walked.
I could see something, up ahead, a 1/4 mile or so... so we walked up the two track, dogs sifting out through the sage... High Snow Capped Mountains back behind us... and up in front, a cool breeze coming off those high peaks; and in a bit, that something, turned out to be a rough little cemetery.
Guarded by a ranch gate and rough wire, a few local families have been putting their folks to rest here, since just after the turn of the last century.
|*Ranch Cemetery near Mackay, Idaho*|
How much history is lost in these plots? How much wasn't recorded? We send men off... Asking so much of them, and then, make so little effort, to make sure, their History, is Never, forgotten...
We can only imagine, how much they ached, how much they worked, how hard they fought... to just come home...
... and how scared they were, that they'd Never, come back to this beautiful, wondrous Valley, again.
|*They made it home...*|
There's so much history just hidden out there in the Mountains... and in the Deserts. It's so sad to me... That so much of it, just gets lost, and fades away... leaving us all, to just wonder...
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