Lakeside Cemetery, Balaton, MN

Visit just about any cemetery in the USA and you’ll see the reach of its military might. You’ll find those who served in WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam and other far…
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Greenwood Cemetery, Astoria, OR

Greenwood Cemetery in Astoria, Oregon, is home to early pioneers to this, the first American settlement west of the Rockies. It opened in the late 1800s, quite a number of…
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Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee, WI

There we were, in Forest Home Cemetery Milwaukee, all excited about seeing the Druid graves. I wanted to pay my respects to trade unionist Lucy Parsons and anarchist Emma Goldman.…
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Calvary Cemetery, Milwaukee, WI

Although it didn’t start life as a Catholic cemetery, Calvary Cemetery in Milwaukee is now designated as the oldest Catholic cemetery in the city.
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Roadside memorials

My fascination with roadside memorials and graveyards and cemeteries is no secret. When I visit friends living abroad, most will have lined up a cemetery or three to take me…
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El Campo Santo, San Diego

Given the history of Irish immigration to the USA, it shouldn’t have surprised me to find old graves of Irish immigrants in El Campo Santo, a tiny cemetery in the…
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