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Ferndale Cemetery : In September 2009 I visited Ferndale Cemetery in Ferndale, CA.  It is a fascinating cemetery in several different ways.  First, it is the more-or-less typical 19th century cemetery where the town's early settlers and founding fathers are at rest, and thus provides a vivid connection to history.  Second, because it was established on such steeply sloping terrain, it presents a very unusual aspect as well as (for those hardy enough to make their way to the top of the hill) spectacular views of the city and surrounding countryside.  Third, in dramatic contrast to the Victorian mourning conventions of the 19th century graves, newer graves in the cemetery show us a completely different perspective on grief and commemoration rituals--highly personal, informal, homemade, cluttered and messy, and unique.  I like cemeteries, although I am no expert, and visit as many as I can.  I'm sure I have never seen a collection of graves quite like these.

Ferndale Cemetery

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In September 2009 I visited Ferndale Cemetery in Ferndale, CA. It is ...

Updated: Oct 30, 2009 10:38am PST

Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, IL :

Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, IL

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Updated: Sep 30, 2009 11:47pm PST

West Point Cemetery : West Point Cemetery is a small Oregon pioneer cemetery just north of the town of Coburg.  Its inhabitants include some of the founding families of Coburg, as well as some relatives of Joaquin Miller, a well-known writer who was a contemporary of Mark Twain and grew up in this area.  It is a typically peaceful small country cemetery, idyllic even though it is barely a stone's throw from Interstate 5.  I visited the cemetery on August 12, 2009, with my friend Jo-Anne who used to live in Coburg and knows a lot about the history of the area.  The pictures were taken with my little point-and-shoot Canon.

West Point Cemetery

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West Point Cemetery is a small Oregon pioneer cemetery just north of t ...

Updated: Aug 12, 2009 8:39pm PST

Arlington National Cemetery--Washington DC : Paying honor to our fallen dead.

Arlington National Cemetery--Washingt...

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Paying honor to our fallen dead.

Updated: Jul 19, 2009 10:36am PST

Miami-Saline County :

Miami-Saline County

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Updated: Jul 15, 2009 4:53pm PST

Mt. Washington-Independence :

Mt. Washington-Independence

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Updated: Jul 15, 2009 4:08pm PST

Machpelah-Lexington :

Machpelah-Lexington

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Updated: Jul 15, 2009 6:18am PST

Des Moines :

Des Moines

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Updated: Jul 14, 2009 5:15pm PST

Mt. Mora-St. Joseph :

Mt. Mora-St. Joseph

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Updated: Jul 14, 2009 5:10pm PST

Elmwood-Kansas City :

Elmwood-Kansas City

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Updated: Jul 14, 2009 4:56pm PST