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Cemetery of the Week #172: Greyfriars Kirkyard

Greyfriars Kirkyard Also known as Greyfriars Churchyard Address: 26A Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh, Scotland Founded: 1562 Size: 5 acres Number interred: 250,000 In 1447, Franciscan monks (called the Gray Friars for the color of their robes) built their friary at the north … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #170: Resurrection Cemetery

Resurrection Cemetery 7201 Archer Road Justice, Illinois 60458 (708) 458-4770 Established: 1904 Size: 540 acres Number of interments: approximately 158,000 Open: everyday 8 am to 7 pm   On the outskirts of Chicago, in Justice, Illinois, lies the massive Resurrection … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #162: Oakland Cemetery

Oakland Cemetery 1000 Brown Street, Iowa City, Iowa 52245 Founded: 1843 Size: 40 acres Number of interments: at least 13500 In February 1843, the Iowa territorial legislature deeded one square block of land to the people of Iowa City for a … 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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Death’s Garden: New Orleans Blues

by Christine Sutton A few years ago, my husband and I decided to go on a much-needed vacation. Some time away from the stress of everyday life was just what we needed. We had a little more than two weeks … Continue reading

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