Down one dirt road we found a cemetery - Riverside Cemetery - with most graves from the 1800's or so. The usual sad looking stories, young children buried by their parents; one husband and two wives and so on.
But strangely we found a marker stone that said "Jacob A Riis is buried in this cemetery". Jacob Riis??? "How the other Half Lives"???? In Barre Massachusetts? I was stunned and of course googled it as soon as I got home. Yup...it was him! I have all his books, and while he was a person of his times - his eye for the perfect photo was amazing. The people in his photographs speak to you even after all these years.
You never know what you will find on those simple bike rides on a lovely Saturday afternoon