Author Archives: Loren Rhoads

About Loren Rhoads

I'm the author of 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die and Wish You Were Here: Adventures in Cemetery Travel, as well as a space opera trilogy. In addition to blogging at CemeteryTravel.com, I blog about my morbid life at lorenrhoads.com.

Death’s Garden: Tombstone Tales

by Loren Rhoads Just north of Michigan’s lower peninsula lies Mackinac Island, the #1 tourist destination in the state. When I was a kid, my folks took me and my brother up several times to explore the old fort—complete with … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #160: St. Ann’s Cemetery

Saint Ann’s Cemetery also called Sainte Anne’s Cemetery or the Catholic Cemetery Garrison Road & Custer Street Mackinac State Park Mackinac Island, Michigan 49757 GPS: Lat: 45° 51′ 29″N, Lon: 84° 37′ 16″W Founded: early 1850s Size: 2 acres Number of … Continue reading

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Death’s Garden: I Found Love on Find-a-Grave

by J’aime Rubio Okay, so that title probably caught your eye, right? Well, it’s true. I literally found the man of my dreams via Find-a-grave, but the story didn’t start there. In fact, both my story and his were literally … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #159: Trafalgar Cemetery

Trafalgar Cemetery Gibraltar GX11 1AA, Gibraltar Consecrated: June 1798 Closed: 1814 Size: small Number of Interments: 108 or so Gibraltar lies at the end of the Iberian peninsula at the mouth of the Mediterranean. While it shares its northern border … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #158: Staglieno Cemetery

The Monumental Cemetery of Staglieno Piazzale Resasco, 16100 Genoa, Italy Opened: January 1, 1851 Size: 250 acres Number of interments: 117,600 gravesites Thirty-five years after the Monumental Cemetery of Staglieno opened in Genoa, Italy, the Parisian newspaper Le Figaro decreed … Continue reading

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