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Reviews of cemetery books.

Knoxville: The Marble City

The Marble City: A Photographic Tour of Knoxville’s Graveyards by Jack Neely My rating: 4 of 5 stars Knoxville is the third-largest city in Tennessee, best known now as a college town. Originally it served as the frontier capital of … Continue reading

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Louisiana’s Endangered Cemeteries

Fragile Grounds: Louisiana’s Endangered Cemeteries by Jessica H. Schexnayder and Mary H. Manhein My rating: 3 of 5 stars What an important topic for a book about cemeteries! Louisiana loses the an area the size of a football field every half … Continue reading

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A Walk Through the Past

A Walk through the Past: San Jose’s Oak Hill Memorial Park by Patricia Loomis My rating: 5 of 5 stars California’s oldest secular cemetery is the pioneer burial ground of Northern California’s largest city. The huge cemetery is a lively … Continue reading

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A Guide to the Melbourne General Cemetery

The Melbourne General Cemetery by Don Chambers My rating: 4 of 5 stars Every graveyard needs a book like this: a little history, a little architecture, a bit of gossip, and a self-guided walking tour or two. For the most … Continue reading

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A Guide to Rookwood Necropolis

The Sleeping City: The Story Of Rookwood Necropolis by David A. Weston My rating: 3 of 5 stars It’s not easy to find books about Australian cemeteries in the US. This one is currently going for over $200 on Amazon, … Continue reading

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