Yanez 1 Gabriel Yanez
English 1301/ Profile Essay
10 June 2013
Hot-dry air touched my skin as I was walking through the graves of several Jewish persons that passed away. Sound of cars through the entire oldest cemetery in the city of El Paso, Texas, Concordia. Located right below the “Spaghetti Bowl” that connects I-10 to different highways. Created in the 1840’s this cemetery became the “official” cemetery for the city of El Paso, and by the 1890’s different groups bought sections of this cemetery and divided them into 9 section which are Catholic, Masonic, Jewish, Black, Chinese, Military, Jesuit, city, and county
First thing you see is a lot of crosses that are almost stacked together like. Different entries throughout the cemetery but every entry takes you to a different zone. As soon as you get in the cemetery you see a map and you can notice that this place is divided into different section based on religious belief, Catholic, Protestants, Jewish, Masons are just some of the sections in this place as mentioned above. The rare thing about this cemetery is that is mostly dirty and kind of annoying by all the dirt surrounding the graves, but when you get to the Jewish section everything is green and beautiful. Listening to the birds sing while passing by all the graves is really beautiful, but at the same time it is very scary since you are in a cemetery.
When you get to the rest of the place or the other sectors of the cemetery it is pretty different because you don’t see any more trees, now it’s only dirt and you can see chipmunks making holes in the Tombs and that gets really creepy once you see it. But it’s not so bad as it seem you can notice that people have tried to take care of this place not only because a loved one is buried here but perhaps because this cemetery is one of the most famous places in Texas. Victoriano Huerta, a president from Mexico from 1857 to 1914, and Jake Elrich the tallest man in the world that...