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2018 Bay Area Cemetery Tours

Sunday, September 23 at 1-3 pm Spirits of St. Helena Cemetery Walk St. Helena Public Cemetery 2461 Spring St, St Helena, CA 94574 This is the St. Helena Historical Society’s 16th Annual Cemetery Tour, featuring stories of German decedents, including … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #153: Rookwood Necropolis

Rookwood Necropolis Hawthorne Avenue, Rookwood, New South Wales 2141, Australia Founded: 1867 Size: 777 acres Number of interments: more than 1 million In 1862, the government of New South Wales purchased 200 acres of the Hyde Park Estate, owned by … Continue reading

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Death’s Garden: Night of the Reaper

by Christopher R. Bales The meeting room was small, crowded, and smelled like old books. Tall shelves crammed with dusty records and yellowed pamphlets surrounded the large wooden table. Old maps, posters, even a genuine turn-of-the-century embalming certificate decorated the … Continue reading

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Death’s Garden: Dancing on May’s Grave

by M. Parfitt “You have the same hair as May Woolsey.” That comment from the volunteer coordinator at the Discovery Museum was my introduction to the twelve‑year‑old girl who would virtually take over my life during the Fall of 1996. I … Continue reading

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The Symbols of Oakland Cemetery

by Richard Waterhouse We all have quiet, calm places that we go to during times of transition. Atlanta’s Oakland Cemetery has always been that place for me. My first encounter with the cemetery was in 1988, when I was at … Continue reading

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