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Death’s Garden: The Cult of Saints

by Tanya Monier It’s spring break of my senior year of high school and, for the second time, I am at the end of my pilgrimage. Mom let me drive down here after I swore I’d get back in time … Continue reading

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Death’s Garden: Mausoleum Walk

by Karen Kruse It was a gloomy afternoon with a gentle summer rain coming down. I had been doing research at a local library and stopped on the way home to pick up information regarding the history of Rosehill Cemetery … Continue reading

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Exhuming Corpses for Fun and Profit

by Paul Stansfield Whenever I tell someone that I’m an archaeologist, the typical response is something like, “Cool. I’ve always been interested in that.” Then when I describe a common site, their eyes invariably glaze over. I certainly understand it: … Continue reading

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Death’s Garden: History Lives like Ghosts

by Trilby Plants I love cemeteries. They are the keepers of memory and history. Every graveyard holds secrets and surprises. No, I’ve never seen a ghost in one, but I’ve seen family history in them. I’m an amateur genealogist and … Continue reading

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Death’s Garden: The Graveyard of my Childhood

by Claudius Reich I was nine years old when we moved in next to the cemetery. I suppose I didn’t always hate the suburbs; that came later.  From a crowded apartment in the middle of Boston, all of a sudden … Continue reading

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