Two Great Cemetery Resources
From The Grave: A Roadside Guide to Colorado’s Pioneer Cemeteries [Paperback], Linda R. Wommack (Author)
With maps, photos and mini-biographies of some of the most famous of Colorado’s interred pioneers. From the Grave is an essential tool for any who wish to find the final resting place of the founders and forefathers of the Centennial State.
Philadelphia Graveyards and Cemeteries (Images of America: Pennsylvania) [Paperback], Thomas H. Keels (Author)
Philadelphia, the birthplace of America, is the final resting place of some of the nation’s greatest citizens. The burial grounds of Christ Church hold the remains of Benjamin Franklin and six other signers of the Declaration of Independence. Philadelphia pioneered the development of the rural cemetery with the establishment of Laurel Hill, eternal home to Gettysburg hero George Gordon Meade and thirty-nine other Civil War-era generals. In Philadelphia’s Jewish, Catholic, and African American burial grounds rest such notable figures as Rebecca Gratz, model for the Jewish heroine of Walter Scott’s Ivanhoe; John Barry, Catholic father of the U.S. Navy; and Octavius Catto, an African American civil-rights leader of the nineteenth century.