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Cemetery Postcards: the Earliest Years

The earliest postcards weren’t actually postcards at all.  They were trade cards, designed to be collected as souvenirs for the pictures on their faces.  Their reverses were filled with advertising text.  Cleverly designed, they were advertisements that people chose to … Continue reading

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A fine introduction to Lake View Cemetery

Cleveland’s Lake View Cemetery (OH) by Marian J. Morton My rating: 4 of 5 stars Morton’s book does a great job of introducing an unfamiliar visitor to the cemetery. She introduces the important permanent residents with an appropriate amount of … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #42: Lake View Cemetery

Lake View Cemetery 12316 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44106-2415 Telephone: 216-421-2665 Email: info@lakeviewcemetery.com Established: 1869 Size: 285 acres Number of interments: Over 105,000 Open: Daily from 7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. The Garfield Monument and Wade Chapel are open daily … Continue reading

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Another book about Presidential Gravesites

The Bear Went Over the Mountain-Finding America. Finding Myself. by Carll Tucker My rating: 2 of 5 stars I really wanted to like this book. The author goes on a quest to visit the graves of all the American Presidents … Continue reading

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Who’s Buried in Grant’s Tomb?

Who’s Buried in Grant’s Tomb? A Tour of Presidential Gravesites by Brian Lamb My rating: 5 of 5 stars Every library in America, whether personal or public, should have a copy of this book. It’s a straightforward listing, in presidential … Continue reading

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