Woodland Cemetery is easily one of my favorite places in Quincy. Stepping foot in Woodland is a lot like going back in time. The hills that the headstones are built on are an example of what the original landscape of Quincy used to look like, it’s astonishing to see how much the ground was moved and leveled out to give us the relatively flat structure that Quincy was built on. Aside from the landscape overlooking the Mississippi river, there are some truly amazing headstones to see. Whether you’re looking at the fireman’s memorial or the soldiers memorial, or even the Rogers Vault, you can tell that a lot of movers and shakers…well, former movers and shakers… chose this area as their final resting place. As with many cemeteries there are ghost stories that can are told, one particular about a group of children that can be seen playing near the mausoleum at dusk, only to vanish into thin air when approached. Regardless of these stories being fact or fiction, Woodland is a great place to spend a weekend afternoon exploring and walking in the footsteps of the past. These are just a few images I have acquired while doing just that. Enjoy.