Monthly Archives: September 2011

What cemeteries have you visited on vacation?

I’m the sort of person who arranges her vacations around cemeteries I haven’t visited yet.  Do you also go out of your way to see a new graveyard? I tried to limit this poll to the most likely tourist destination … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #34: Fort Mackinac Post Cemetery

Fort Mackinac Post Cemetery Garrison Road Mackinac State Park Mackinac Island, Michigan 49757 Founded: mid-1820s Size: 1 acre Number of interments: Approximately 108 Open: Daily from sunrise to sunset Information: Contact Great Lakes National Cemetery, 4200 Belford Road, Holly, MI … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Fall

I grew up on a farm between my grandmother’s house and the graveyard, which is named Bendle after its first caretaker.  The names on the gravestones were familiar: Nichols, Carpenter, and Calkins were the names of roads in the area.  … Continue reading

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The Cemetery as Landscape

Last Landscapes: The Architecture of the Cemetery in the West by Ken Worpole My rating: 5 of 5 stars I’ve read a lot of books about cemeteries and it’s rare that I find one as full of new ideas as … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #33: The Old Dutch Burying Ground

The Old Dutch Burying Ground Albany Post Road (U.S. Route 9), one mile north of Tarrytown Sleepy Hollow, New York 10591 Telephone: (914) 631-4497 Founded: Approximately 1640, two generations prior to 1685, when the church was built. Size: 5 acres … Continue reading

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