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Double Duty

If you walk up the sidewalk to the sales office at the Cave Hill Cemetery at Louisville, Kentucky, to your left on that path is a bronze statue of an exuberant little girl with her arms stretched as if she … Continue reading

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Homage to a Legend

The rural garden Spring Grove Cemetery at Cincinnati, Ohio, has a sculpture by artist Robert Koepnick of Dayton, Ohio, dedicated to Johnny Appleseed. The sculpture, dedicated in 1968, is placed in the middle of a stone circle with Johnny in … Continue reading

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Beauty and the Beast, Pandora, and Sleeping Beauty all rolled into one

The Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Southern California is one of those landscaped cemeteries that has art for art’s sake on the grounds. One of the works is a replica sculpture of Antonio Canova’s Psyche Revived by Eros’ Kiss, created in … Continue reading

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Salvaged Goddesses

Many rural garden cemeteries not only have gravestones, monuments, and tombs that are works of art, but also have sculptures that are freestanding and not commemorating someone deceased. Crown Hill Cemetery at Indianapolis, the largest cemetery in the state of … Continue reading

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Neo-classical sculpture

Many rural garden cemeteries not only have gravestones, monuments, and tombs that are works of art, but also have sculptures that are freestanding and not commemorating someone deceased. In the Lexington Cemetery at Lexington, Kentucky, sculptures add to the park-like … Continue reading

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Tumuli

The tumulus is a mound form of burial that dates back to prehistoric peoples 4,ooo to 5,ooo years B.C.  Examples can be found throughout Europe, Asia, and North America.  There are many examples in the United States from Maine to Georgia … Continue reading

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THEIR CHILDREN SLEEP AROUND

OUR FATHER AND MOTHER — JOHN WESLEY HUNT BORN AUGUST 1773. DIED AUGUST 21st 1849. — CATHERINE HUNT BORN FEBRUARY 1777. DIED OCTOBER 17th 1835. — THEIR CHILDREN SLEEP AROUND The towering gothic John Wesley and Catherine Hunt monument in … Continue reading

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