The thought was that there were so many children born that parents realized there would be a certain level of infant and child mortality. That's just the way it was. They didn't look at their children like we do ours.
Thankfully, that line of thinking is changing.
Because all you have to do is go to a cemetery with children's graves of that time, and look at the gravestones.
Photos in our newest video came from the following Arkansas cemeteries:
Carter Cemetery, White County
Crooked Bayou Cemetery, McGehee, Desha County
Crossroads Cemetery, Appleton, Pope County
Ford Cemetery, Pope County
Golden Cemetery, Clark County
McCarley Cemetery, Pope County
Mount Holly Cemetery, Little Rock, Pulaski County
Oak Grove Cemetery, Des Arc, Prairie County
Oak Grove Cemetery, Morrilton, Conway County
Oakland & Fraternal Historic Cemetery Park, Little Rock, Pulaski County
Pilgrim Rest Cemetery, Little Rock, Pulaski County
Pinecrest Memorial Park, Little Rock, Pulaski County
Rose Hill Cemetery, Arkadelphia, Clark County
St. Joe Cemetery, outside Atkins, Pope County
St. Scholastica Cemetery, New Blaine, Logan County