Friday, March 21, 2014

New Bohemia, Virginia

Shamrock as Totem ~ Sacred and Secular:   What do the Bohemians share with the Irish? A cemetery and a faith. As you might guess from the name of this place, most of the folks buried here have Czech names. In America, however, cultural boundaries disappear and ethnicities get all mixed up. Not surprising, therefore, to find a shamrock in a Bohemian burial ground. Sacred Heart Cemetery. [2013]

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