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The Most Beautiful Cemeteries on Cemetery Travel

Last week I talked about the Most Morbid Cemeteries on Cemetery Travel. That was a fairly easy list to make.  Today’s list is much more subjective.  In addition to beauty being in the eye of the beholder, it’s also dependent … 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 #58: Swan Point Cemetery

Swan Point Cemetery 585 Blackstone Boulevard Providence, Rhode Island 02906 Telephone: 410-272-1314 Founded: 1846 Size: 210 acres Number of interments: approximately 40,000 Open: Depending on the weather, Swan Point is open daily from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Eastern Standard … Continue reading

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Introduction to the Art of the Victorian Cemetery in America

Victorian Cemetery Art by Edmund Vincent Gillon Jr. My rating: 4 of 5 stars Published in 1972 when Americans were beginning to wake up to the kinds of landscapes they were surrounding themselves with, Victorian Cemetery Art proposed that people … Continue reading

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What’s the prettiest cemetery in springtime?

Several years ago, I took a graveyard tour in the springtime, driving from Boston to Philadelphia and back to New York City.  I saw 17 cemeteries in 10 days, each lovelier than the last.  So my question to you is: … Continue reading

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