Tuesday, July 11, 2006

And Triple Points for Requiest?

A new web site, A Grave Concern, devotes itself to the Town of Main Cemetery in Park Ridge, Illinois, chartered all the way back in 1858. Much like Graceland or Oak Woods in Chicago, cemeteries are something of a touchstone of urban history in that they tend to survive generation after generation even after everything around them is changing. Town of Main's earliest burials reflected the area's status as a center of German immigration. The website page devoted to monuments offers up several photos of the different types of markers, from benches, to boulders, to pyramids, and this rather unique headstone fashioned after a Scrabble board.

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