This is the grave of Claude and Geraldine Lightfoot. Claude Lightfoot was born in 1910 in Arkansas. At the age of 7 or 8, near the beginning of the Great Migration, his family left for better opportun
This is the grave of J.R. Simplot. Born in 1909 in Dubuque, Iowa, the next year his family migrated west to Idaho, to homestead a farm in the Magic Valley, which frankly isn’t all that magical.
This is the grave of Frank Church. Born in 1924 in Boise to a conservative Catholic family, Church was an academic star in high school and enrolled at Stanford because he won the American Legion’
This is the grave of Jason Mizell, better known as Jam Master Jay. Born in 1965 in Brooklyn, Mizell grew up in the church, playing music from a young age. He played guitar, bass, and drums, performing
This is the grave of Roland Hartley. Born in 1864 in New Brunswick, Hartley was the son of a reverend, but at some point became involved in the timber industry. He moved to Minnesota and started a tim
This is the grave of Dixy Lee Ray. One of the weirdest governors in a weird era of American politics, Ray was born Marguerite Ray in 1916 in Tacoma. When she was 1930, only 14 years of age, she change
This is the grave of Susan Komen. There isn’t that much to say about Komen herself. She was born in 1943 and died of breast cancer in 1980 at the age of 36, three years after her diagnosis. That
This is the grave of James Baldwin. Baldwin was born in 1924 and was raised by his mother and an awful stepfather. Avoiding his enormous, poor, and abusive family, Baldwin spent as much time in librar