This train was seized by Adolf Hitler and given to and used by Hermann Göring. Later on the train was used by the British Royal Family. The bathroom, bedroom and sitting area are still present. Such a bizarre feeling to be walking where they used to walk, eat and sleep. Nowadays the train is rotting away in a field in Belgium.
Lincoln Memorial Cemetery in Miami is considered by many to probably be Florida’s most significant predominantly African-American cemetery. It also is not abandoned, just heavily neglected.
Its roots date back to 1914, when Dr. Kelsey Pharr, a mortician from Boston, began a funeral business catering to Miami’s black community. In 1937, he purchased a plot of land which would be known as Lincoln Memorial.
Many of Miami’s notable black citizens are buried here such as Dana Dorsey, thought to be Miami’s first black millionaire; H.E.S. Reeves who started the Miami Times, the city’s first black newspaper which often rallied against segregation; and Dr. William Sawyer, Miami’s first prominent black doctor and one of the founders of Christian Hospital. His daughter, Gwen Sawyer Cherry, was the first African-American woman in the state’s legislature and a founder of the National Association of Black Women Attorneys, and is also buried here in Lincoln Memorial.
When Pharr passed away in the 1950s, ownership of the cemetery was passed on to another who was unable to maintain upkeep on the property. The public became aware of the neglect in 2012, when it was reported that multiple graves were broken into, their bones strewn about on the ground and the skulls missing.
While the vandalism has gotten better, the cemetery is still heavily neglected. On my visit earlier today, I spoke to a resident there who hopes to get a group out there to do regular cleanups of the property, since the owner or the city aren’t doing anything about it. https://ift.tt/2xPvLTj
This home in Pahokee was built by Velpeau Curtis Denton and his wife, Hulett G Denton around the 1930s. The Denton family were active in the community being active members of the church and local Rotary Club, and Velpeau was also chairman of the local scout troop who his son was a part of. Velpeau was also in charge of relief work during the 1928 hurricane which destroyed the towns of Pahokee, Belle Glade, and South Bay. https://ift.tt/2x9zzQ2