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Wish You Were Here’s 4th anniversary

In March 1999, I met Thomas Roche, who was editing nonfiction for Gothic.Net. I pitched him a column about visiting cemeteries: on vacation, with friends, with my parents, with tour guides. My initial list of proposed columns had 42 cemeteries … Continue reading

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What cemeteries have you visited on vacation?

As a product of the classic American childhood road trip, I’m curious to know which cemeteries you’ve visited on vacation.  Please check all that apply. Feel free to add anything I’ve missed in the comments. Thanks!

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Guide to the Cemetery that Abuts Gettysburg’s Soldiers’ National Cemetery

Beyond the Gatehouse: Gettysburg’s Evergreen Cemetery by Brian A Kennell My rating: 4 of 5 stars I picked this book up in the gift shop at the Gettysburg National Park after visiting the Evergreen Cemetery first, which is the wrong … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #22: Gettysburg’s Evergreen Cemetery

Evergreen Cemetery 799 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325 (adjacent to Soldier’s National Cemetery) Information: (717) 334-4121 Email: info@evergreencemetery.org Established: 1854 Size: 10 acres Number of interments: 10,246 (according to Findagrave.com) In November 1853, the citizens of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania met to … Continue reading

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Guide to the Soldiers’ National Cemetery

Lincoln and the Human Interest Stories of the Gettysburg National Cemetery by James M. Cole My rating: 4 of 5 stars Unlike Arlington National Cemetery, which has had many books written about it, Gettysburg National Cemetery — a.k.a. Soldiers’ National … Continue reading

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