Monthly Archives: October 2011

Cemetery of the Week #37: Calistoga Pioneer Cemetery

Calistoga Pioneer Cemetery Foothill Boulevard, south of Petrified Forest Road Calistoga, California 94515 Founded: 1860s (unofficially). A sign on the gate dates it to circa 1894. Number of burials: more than 500, according to Findagrave. Open: dawn to dusk Surrounded … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Possibility

It would seem that a graveyard is the end to possibility.  I don’t find that to be true at all. Take this place, for instance.  We passed the gate as we drove down the two-lane highway looking for Calistoga.  My … 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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Weekly Photo Challenge: Comfort

My daughter asked me yesterday, “Why do you like cemeteries so much?” “Because I find them comforting” is what I should have said.  When I go to a graveyard, the world falls away.  Worries fade.  I understand that all things … Continue reading

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