Monthly Archives: October 2018

My Last Cemetery Lecture of the Season

This Saturday night, I’ll be using my collection of cemetery postcards to illustrate the changes to the oldest European-style cemetery in Northern California. My talk will be part of the fabled Litcrawl in San Francisco’s Mission District. I’ll be joined … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #172: Greyfriars Kirkyard

Greyfriars Kirkyard Also known as Greyfriars Churchyard Address: 26A Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh, Scotland Founded: 1562 Size: 5 acres Number interred: 250,000 In 1447, Franciscan monks (called the Gray Friars for the color of their robes) built their friary at the north … Continue reading

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Resting Places of Horror Film Icons, Part Two

Many of our literary forebears have monuments we can visit, where we can thank them for their inspiration. (Check my cemetery column here for details.) Unfortunately, the same can’t be said of many of our favorite horror movie actors and … Continue reading

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Resting Places of Horror Film Icons, Part One

In my other life, outside the cemetery, I write horror stories. Many of horror’s literary forebears have monuments we can visit, where we can thank them for their inspiration. I’ve written about them before: https://cemeterytravel.com/2013/10/28/horror-writers-on-cemetery-travel/ Unfortunately, the same can’t be said of … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #171: Chestnut Hill Cemetery

Chestnut Hill Cemetery Also known as Chestnut Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Rhode Island Historical Cemetery #22 467 Ten Rod Road (Route 102) Exeter, Rhode Island 02822 Opened: 1838 Size: 10 acres Number of interments: approximately 1000 Rather than Bram Stoker’s Dracula, rising … Continue reading

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