People will forever step on your memory

United States
March 13, 2017 4:28am CST
Quite literally for this lady. I saw this image whilst looking through a digital catalog of old photographs for the County in which I live. I shared one earlier and here I am sharing another one. This one caught my eye because there are words etched into the steps. "Emma Moore Memorial" it reads. "Pupil 1866-1868" ."Erected by her husband" and then "James Garrity" , "Corsicana Texas". These are on the campus of Salem Academy and College. There is another set of engraved steps I've come across as well. I've never noticed them until recently. They lead up to a building that is now a business / convention type center but was a high school. The engraving simply says "Class of 19__" I forget which year. I think it might have been the founding year of the school.
Search Go Home › Photos › “Memorial Steps, S.F.A.” “Memorial Steps, S.F.A.” These memorial steps on the campus of Salem Academy and College read, “EMMA MOORE MEMORIAL / PUPIL, 1866-1868. / ERECTED BY HER HUSBAND. / JAMES GARITTY. / CORSICANA, TEXAS.” Want
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@teamfreak16 (41152)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
13 Mar 17
That's kind of cool that they did that.
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• United States
13 Mar 17
Isn't it though? Of course I"m always interested in these types of things.
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@teamfreak16 (41152)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
14 Mar 17
@ScribbledAdNauseum - It's a neat little piece of history.
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14 Mar 17
It would make me want to find out more about Emma Moore and her husband. I work with a lady called Emma Moore on a Tuesday. Spooky.
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• United States
14 Mar 17
My grandmother's final surname was Moore. Given to her by her late (and last) husband. That instantly came to my mind when I saw it. I bet it'd take some digging. The memorial steps are here in North Carolina, but the inscription suggest they migrated to Texas.
@Juliaacv (30243)
• Canada
13 Mar 17
Walking up steps like that would cause me to look down and read the inscription. I would pause and say a prayer, which I suppose is the purpose for the inscription there.
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@katsmeow1213 (29047)
• United States
13 Mar 17
We have a lot of brick memorials. There's also bench memorials so people can sit on your memory! Which is worse, being sat on or walked on?
• United States
14 Mar 17
I hadn't thought of the bench memorials. Hmm.. Wouldn't "being sat on" be more of an insult? Oh I don't know.
• United States
14 Mar 17
@ScribbledAdNauseum Imagine some of the other things people do on park benches..
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• United States
14 Mar 17
@ridingbet (52676)
• Philippines
13 Mar 17
i think there is a wall in the capital city where the victims of massacre have the engraved names of the victims.
• United States
13 Mar 17
Yes, there are plenty of engraved walls across the world. Not so many steps, I imagine.
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