The Schmidt Brothers

Lars Schmidt 1886 – 14 September 1890 Eddie Schmidt 28 April 1888 – 28 August 1890 Rudolph Schmidt 19 September 1891 – before 1900 Baby Schmidt 1890s This little headstone is quite famous, mentioned in guide books and identified on the Forest Home tourist handouts as a destination to visit. The two little brothers, Eddie […]

Bessie Coleman

Elizabeth “Bessie” Coleman 26 January 1892 (Atlanta, Texas) – 30 April 1926 (Jacksonville, Florida) Also known as “Queen Bess” Today is the 95th anniversary of Bessie Coleman’s death. Coleman was a trailblazing aviator who was the first Black woman and first Native-American to hold a pilot’s license and the first Black person and first Native-American […]

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