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Cemetery of the Week #139: Copp’s Hill Burying Ground

Copp’s Hill Burying Ground Hull Street and Snowhill Street Boston, Massachusetts Telephone: (617) 635-4505 Founded: 1659 Closed: sometime during the 1850s Size: 4 acres Number of interments: more than 10,000 Open: Daily 9 AM to 5 PM GPS coordinates: 42° … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #109: Central Burying Ground

Central Burying Ground On Boston Common at Boylston Street between Tremont Street and Charles Street Boston, Massachusetts 02116 Telephone: 617-635-4505 Established: 1754 In Use: 1756 – 1856, although tomb burials continued into the 1950s and cremated remains were buried there … Continue reading

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A New England Road Trip Companion

New England Cemeteries: A Collector’s Guide by Andrew Kull My rating: 4 of 5 stars The book jacket describes this as the “first and only” guide to the cemeteries of New England. I’m curious to know if that’s true. I … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #81: the Old Burying Ground

Old Burying Ground 1450 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 Phone: 617-349-4890 Founded: 1635 Size: 2.5 acres Number of interments: Unknown. More than 1200 known graves. Open: dawn to dusk The sign on the fence reads: “Old Burying Ground. Burial place … Continue reading

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The Evolution of the Death’s Head

Originally, the Puritans in America forbade any decoration on their gravestones.  The earliest markers that still exist show only names and occasionally the death date.  Later, the prohibition eased to the point that ornamentation on gravestones were okay, as long … Continue reading

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