While studying the burial registers for Aspin Hill Memorial Park, I noticed an entry with the notation “removed from Dr. Buckingham’s cemetery.” This was written in the space usually reserved for the name of the veterinarian who brought the animal to the cemetery. Who was Dr. Buckingham, and where was his cemetery? Continue reading Dr. Buckingham’s Pet Cemeteries
Here are some vintage photographs related to Aspin Hill Pet Cemetery which I found recently at the Library of Congress and the Enoch Pratt Free Library.
The Evening Star newspaper printed two photographs reporting on the opening of the Washington Dog Show in 1924. One of the photos included Aspin Hill Flapper, a champion Boston Terrier bred at Aspin Hill Kennels. She was buried at Aspin Hill with a marker that was, at the time, the largest in the entire cemetery. Continue reading More Vintage Photos of Aspin Hill Pet Cemetery
For the first twenty-four years of my life, I lived less than two miles from the one of the oldest pet cemeteries in the United States. During those years, I never visited it, although I would occasionally hear stories about it. People would say that J. Edgar Hoover’s dogs were buried there as well as the dog “Petey” from the Our Gang movies.
Continue reading The Stories Behind the Stones