Grave monument damaged by a fallen tree after the Connecticut hurricane of 9/21/1938.
One of the reporters for the Weather Channel contacted me last week with some questions about how weather affects cemeteries. The story went up on Thursday. It’s accompanied by some beautiful photos (not mine) — and it’s added a few more destinations to my ever-growing list of graveyards I must see.
Have any of your local cemeteries been affected by weather? Droughts can change the landscape as much as flooding. Ice storms, acid rain, lichen spurred by wet climates or desert dryness can all threaten graveyards.
What’s the grave of the most famous person in the world?
That was the question that found my Cemetery Travel blog via a Google search. It’s not a question I’ve answered yet, so I turn to the vast hivemind of the internet for the answer.
Leave your vote for the most famous person’s grave in the comments below before May 6, 2012 — and you could win a copy of the Cemetery Travels Notebook. Illustrated with photos from this blog to inspire your own cemetery explorations, the perfect-bound notebook has plenty of room for your own notes and ruminations.
You can see a sample of the Cemetery Travels Notebookhere.
So tell me: what is the most famous person’s grave in the world?
ETA: The contest is closed. The books came today and I contact the winners shortly.
Please feel free to continue to suggest the most famous person’s grave, though. I am loving the responses.
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