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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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Guide to the Cemeteries of Chicago

Graveyards of Chicago: The People, History, Art, and Lore of Cook County Cemeteries by Matt Hucke My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is the model cemetery guidebook. It’s generously illustrated by Hucke’s black-and-white photos. (Hucke was the impresario behind … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #36: Rosehill Cemetery

Rosehill Cemetery 5800 North Ravenswood Avenue Chicago, IL 60660 Phone: (773) 561-5940 Founded: February 1859 Size: 350 acres Open: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Note: On October 23, 2011 at 1:30 p.m., the … Continue reading

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