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Louis Mata (#46599444)
 member for 11 years, 5 months, 5 days
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Bio Photo Taphophilia (a passion and enjoyment of cemeteries) has been my main hobby since the late 1970's when I was a junior in high school. I discovered that cemeteries in and around Los Angeles were the best places to hide from truant officers. It was in these adopted sanctuaries that I began to appreciate my surroundings: the grounds, the headstones, the architecture, the artwork and most importantly, the residents.

In October of 2010, I founded The Traveling Taphophiles, a group that sets out once a month to visit cemeteries. Our travels have taken us as far as New Orleans. I'm fortunate to have met others that share my hobby and to have forged some great friendships along the way.

Once photos have been posted, feel free to use them as you wish - photo credit isn't necessary.

Happy Graving ~

Louis DuMort

I miss Chris with all my heart.
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Steve Trudgeon
Eugene Horn - Photo Request
Thank you for the photo. I really appreciate the favor.

Added by Steve Trudgeon on May 22, 2015 9:42 AM
Karen Judith Hildy & Rick Conely
Ralph Russell Vance
Thank you so very much for taking an awesome photo of Ralph's grave marker. You are truly appreciated.
Added by Karen Judith Hildy & Rick... on May 22, 2015 2:37 AM
Ivan Volkov Photo
Thank you so much for taking the photo of Ivan Volkov's headstone. It is much appreciated.
Added by SSteele on May 21, 2015 8:46 PM
Thank you once again for all the excellent photos of the headstones. You are a very special person to us and we appreciate all you do. Shrimp soon?
Added by Cristy💜 on May 20, 2015 10:12 PM
Tricia Brown Westbrooks
Luke Ragon
Thank you so much for taking your time to photograph Luke Ragon's marker. His wife is buried at Alma Cemetery in Alma, Crawford Co., Arkansas . I take care of that cemetery so i'm thrilled to have Luke's picture.

Tricia Westbrooks :)
Added by Tricia Brown Westbrooks on May 20, 2015 2:08 PM
Agnes Sauer
Thanks so much, Louis, for posting her headstone photo. Much appreciated! Nancy
Added by Nancy on May 20, 2015 10:23 AM
Photo of Clarence & Mildred Lemmel
Thank you, so much, for taking the time to take a photo of Clarence & Mildred Lemmel's grave stone. Sincerely, Bill Cooper
Added by Bill on May 20, 2015 10:05 AM
Thanks so much for the photos of the graves of James & Iva Cobb!
Added by BeamGen on May 20, 2015 4:59 AM
Candace Austin
Grave Photo
I just want to say thank you for your efforts in getting this photo. I really appreciate it since I don't live in the area.
Added by Candace Austin on May 19, 2015 8:49 PM
Thomas Higgerson
Ella Barrow
Find A Grave memorial no. 137850103 includes information concerning the rape of Ella Barrow by Andrew Hay. Do you know any more about this incident? I am related to Ella Barrow, and any information you could provide would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Thomas Higgerson
Added by Thomas Higgerson on May 19, 2015 4:21 AM
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