Monthly Archives: January 2013

Cemetery of the Week #89: Abraham Lincoln’s monument

Lincoln Tomb Oak Ridge Cemetery 1500 Monument Avenue Springfield, Illinois 62702 Telephone: (217) 782-2717 Founded: 1874 Size: 12.5 acres Number of interments: 5 Open: November through February: Tuesday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. March through April: Tuesday – … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #88: Elvis Presley’s grave

The Meditation Garden Graceland Mansion 3734 Elvis Presley Boulevard Memphis, Tennessee 38116 Phone: (901) 332-3322 Founded: 1964 Number of interments: 4 Free Walk-Ups to the Meditation Garden: Wednesday – Monday: 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. daily. On Tuesdays: 7:30 a.m. … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #87: Washington’s tomb

Washington’s tomb Mount Vernon 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway Mount Vernon, Virginia 22309 Telephone: (703) 780-2000 Tomb constructed: 1831 Number of interments in and around the vault: 25 Open: The estate is open 365 days of the year: November through … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #86: the Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001 India Telephone: +91 562 222 6431 Built: between 1631 and 1648 Size: 17 hectares Number of interments: 2 in the Taj Mahal itself, several others in the other buildings on the site Open: … Continue reading

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Colma, Before the Graveyards

Colma, CA by Michael Smookler My rating: 4 of 5 stars The only thing that keeps this book from getting 5 stars is that it isn’t longer. I have several books on the cemeteries of Colma, California, so it’s nice … Continue reading

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