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What does a cemetery tell us?
Quaker Cemetery Web
Avenue of oaks leading into Quaker Cemetery. - photo by Courtesy of Glen Inabinet
For several thousand years historians and others have known a cemetery indicates a local town or community’s awareness of its connection to past generations. This historical awareness imparts a sense of continuity from the past to the present and an expected continuation into the future. They know a cemetery tells one much about the history, traditions, burial practices, culture, etc. of a local area.