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So you think pets are ignored by the cemetery business.  Think again – its a major business.

The three dog tombstone photos in the Doggy Gallery are photos of graves found on the Campus of Marian University – when taken back in 1980’s, they were in a field.  The University was then a College and not yet starting down the road to full university status.

As an employee, I really took alot of photos of the campus.  The campus has grown since then in size and in buildings.  I am not interested in locating the stones.  Just want to share these awesome stones with all of you.

Mr. Frank H. Wheeler, Jr. had a mansion which is now apart of the campus life of Marian University in Indianapolis.  This mansion has a colonade and a beautiful feel to it.  The colonade was built originally to enable him or a servant to walk his beloved dogs.

When they crossed the rainbow bridge, he had them buried on the grounds of the mansion and included a tombstone for each of them.

dog tombstones

Dog stones Grouping


The photo is just one of three.  The other two are on the Virtual Museum of Victorian Era Ephemera Galleries.

These dogs lived during the American years of the Victorian Era.



Due to the added responsibilities of an online museum I regretfully must bring this blog to a a better fit.

Writing these posts has been awesome just tiring when one is tired.  So, I am moving this blog into an abbreviated format.  Meaning – three postings a week with occasional surprise posts.  🙂

Everyone wins with this arrangement.  I can get more work on the online museum done and you get all the posts that are fit for me to post.  🙂

  • Mondays – Best Practices or Monday Madness
  • Only one of the following each week – Tombstone Chronicles, Wednesday Side Trips or Thursday Cemeteries
  • Friday News
  • With occasional, holiday notes and even a few extra stories for Halloween.  🙂

It has been great fun writing everyday though.  Thank you fans for reading faithfully.  I just want to be able to uphold my end of the museum.

Okay this weekend a new gallery was posted at  – Enjoy!