Digging a Grave

In times gone by of course, graves were dug by hand. We spoke with the last person (Richard Hartzell) to hand-dig a grave at Free Union Cemetery and he said it took him the whole day. In those days too, any large rocks found in the hole had to be hauled up, or you had to dig even further and bury them.

Now, a backhoe makes the job go a lot faster.