Grave of Lizzie Borden's Dogs
After Lizzie Borden was acquitted of killing her parents with a hatchet, she and her sister moved out of the murder house and into a much nicer mansion uptown (Dad's bank account came in handy). Lizzie developed a fondness for black and white Boston bull terriers -- a fashionable breed among the New England upper class at the time -- and often had one with her when she took chauffeur-driven rides in the country.
Lizzie died in 1927. A year after that, according to popular lore, three of her dead terriers were dug out of their graves in the Borden back yard and reburied miles away in the Pine Ridge Pet Cemetery -- which may sound strange, but not too strange to be true in the odd universe of the Bordens. The dogs' names were Donald Stuart, Royal Nelson, and Laddie Miller, and their gravestone is a miniature replica of the one under which Lizzie and her parents were interred.
The section of the graveyard that holds Lizzie's dogs is straight out of a Steven King novel, with melancholy trees, sad inscriptions, and mold on the stones. Although it was not planned this way, it really is the perfect spot for the disinterred dogs of a suspected hatchet murderer.
The Borden gravestone is inscribed: "Sleeping Awhile"