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Cousins Descended From Two Pioneering Central Texas Families

Michael Barnes wrote a wonderful article for the Austin American Statesman in June 2013, after visiting with a few descendants of George Henry Nelle and Dora Lohman Nelle. The link below takes you to the article with details about life … Continue reading

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Progress Continues: March 2017 Work Day

The March 2017 work day was a success! Rose Hill is looking great after sixteen people came together on a beautiful spring day to continue the important work at Rose Hill.   Participants from various families cleared debris, burned brush, … Continue reading

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Back to School at Rose Hill

Since it’s Back-to-School time it seems appropriate to post this wonderful picture of children in front of the Rose Hill School many years ago. Bennie Engelke, member of Rose Hill Cemetery Association, sent these pictures from the family files of … Continue reading

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RHCA Annual Meeting and BBQ

Please plan to attend the annual meeting of the Rose Hill Cemetery Association on Saturday, May 21 at 10:00 at Rose Hill.  Members will be sharing progress made over the past year and planning for the future. It’s important for all Rose … Continue reading

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Springtime at Rose Hill

Rose Hill is always beautiful, however spring is especially pretty. Now that the trash is gone and much of the brush has been thinned, it’s easier to see the beauty of the property. These Mexican Evening Primroses are beautiful and … Continue reading

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Two Successful Spring 2016 Work Days

The April 2016 work day was a success thanks to this hard working group (and two not pictured). The February work day was also a success (there is no picture of that group, unfortunately). Over the course of both days, … Continue reading

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Spring 2016 Cemetery Work Days

Please mark your calendars and plan to participate in two upcoming Rose Hill Cemetery work days: Saturday, February 20 and Saturday, April 2 starting at 8:30 We have made tremendous progress over the past years. With continued work and collaboration, … Continue reading

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No Rest for the Weary…, an Article from The Daily Texan, July 20, 1988

Back in the late 1980s, Austin decided it needed a new airport in a less populated part of town. For several years it appeared that Rose Hill would be the victim of the new airport and the graves relocated to make room. … Continue reading

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Board of Director Nominations

Nominations are open for positions on the Rose Hill Cemetery Association’s Board of Directors. All RHCA members are eligible to serve on the board as well as nominate and vote upon the positions. Please contact potential nominees prior to submitting their … Continue reading

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Annual Meeting 2015

On Saturday, May 2, 2015, the Rose Hill Cemetery Association held its annual meeting at Rose Hill with sixteen members present. Association members enjoyed Steve’s home made ice cream while birds sang and a gentle breeze cooled everyone off after a … Continue reading

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