Cemeteries of Illinois: A Field Guide to Markers, Monuments, by Hal Hassen,Dawn Cobb

By Hal Hassen,Dawn Cobb

Illinois is domestic to cemeteries and burial grounds courting again to the local American period. no matter if sprawling over millions of acres or dotting distant woodlands, those treasure troves of neighborhood and country heritage mirror centuries of social, fiscal, and technological swap. This easy-to-use guidebook invitations novice genealogists, historians, and cemetery buffs to decipher the symbols and discover the attention-grabbing earlier watching for them in Illinois 's resting locations. Hal Hassen and sunrise Cobb have mixed nearly 300 pictures with professional element to exhibit how cemeteries and burial grounds can educate us approximately archaeology, folklore, paintings, geology, and social habit. gains include

  • the methods diverse fabrics used as gravestones and markers mirror ancient trends;
  • how to realizing the alterations within the use of iconographic images;
  • the tale in the back of architectural positive factors like fencing, roads, and gates;
  • what lovers can do to maintain neighborhood cemeteries for destiny generations.

Captivating and educated, Cemeteries of Illinois is the single consultant you must free up the mysteries of our kingdom 's ultimate resting places.

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