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Finding inspiration … in a cemetery

Jun. 1st | Posted by Comments Off on Finding inspiration … in a cemetery

Take a look at the article on this cemetery in Selma Alabama and you will learn where Bob got his ideas for the cemetery in Windmill Pete’s town:

Live Oak Cemetery at Selma (one of only a few cemeteries in the South listed on the NRHP) – RuralSWAlabama

If you look at the location of the cemetery on the map of Selma at this link, you might also recognize some similarities between the layouts of the real and fictional towns.  When the family lived there, they often walked through this wonderful graveyard and rode their bikes in its newer version a little further toward the edge of town.  The cemetery is featured in several of the books including Cut from the Team, The Mysterious Stranger and Lost in the Woods.

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