Old Rose at St. Louis Cemetery No. 2
In the early 1800s, people believed that diseases such as yellow fever and cholera were spread by “miasmas” that emanated from cemeteries. In an effort to reduce risk, the New Orleans City Council created St. Louis Cemetery No. 2 further away from the population center, and the Catholic Church consecrated it for burials in 1823.
This old rose shows that even though they’re long dead, the people buried here are not forgotten.
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