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James Baughn

Take the Dead Governors' Tour

Posted Tuesday, October 20, 2009, at 5:22 PM


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  • Not much "grey-area" on that sign, now, is there? Heh-heh!

    Although, the first time I read it was a bit confusing---I was inserting too long of a pause after reading "NO ONE". The simple addition of two words---"who" and "is"---after the initial "greeting" of "NO ONE" sure would've been a better statement!(Yeah, I know---"Get a life, already!", LOL!)

    There's absolutely nothing wrong with touring cemeteries, as long as it's done with the respect due to those resting there. You can learn a lot of things about the past, that aren't recorded in the "official" history pages, if you just open your eyes and mind, while visiting in peace.

    I'm lookin' forward to Part Two....!

    -- Posted by donknome-2 on Wed, Oct 21, 2009, at 10:13 AM
  • I misread the sign at first, too. I thought, "Wow, what did George do to deserve being banned from the family cemetery?"

    -- Posted by James Baughn on Wed, Oct 21, 2009, at 10:23 AM
  • You have to love double negatives.

    -- Posted by hoopsguru on Thu, Oct 22, 2009, at 5:44 PM
  • I lived near the Jewell Cemetery when I went to MU. I have read that sign many times and also interpreted that there was a taboo against the Jewells. However, it was explained to me by a local historian that they did NOT want descendents buried in the Jewell Cemetary for fear that it would attract more tourists to the cemetery. Guess that they couldn't foresee that it would be made into a state historic site.

    Who knows.

    I prefer to think that there remains some unknown mystery behind the sign on the gate.

    -- Posted by Budwick on Fri, Oct 23, 2009, at 8:15 AM
  • Well, James???

    BUDWICKS' comment would open-up a fine "can-o'-worms" for a Halloween-season investigation, if it's true.

    Now I'm really curious! Maybe the sign means what it says---literally!!!

    -- Posted by donknome-2 on Fri, Oct 23, 2009, at 9:28 AM
  • I believe everybody buried in the cemetery is, in fact, a descendant of George Jewell. See:


    The only way to know for sure is to go to the Boone County records and look for "Book L, Page 108" as mentioned on the sign.

    Stupid double negatives!

    -- Posted by James Baughn on Fri, Oct 23, 2009, at 9:47 AM