Graves of Upstate New York

Author's Note: This cemetery and Sleepy Hollow Cemetery are perhaps two of the most famous cemeteries in Upstate New York. Other military heroes buried at West Point Post Cemetery include Gen. George Washington Goethals, chief engineer ...

Author: Chuck D'imperio

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815654407

Category: History

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Graves of Upstate New York presents a fascinating look at the lives and deaths of 100 legendary Americans who are laid to rest in Upstate New York. D’Imperio takes readers on a journey across the state, visiting an array of famous New York grave sites, from Mark Twain, Harriet Tubman, and James Fenimore Cooper to Helen Hayes, Lucille Ball, four US presidents, a Kentucky Derby–winning horse, and the most famous one-legged tap dancer in the world. D’Imperio tells the story of each individual, along with photographs and detailed information about the cemetery. From West Point to Lake Placid to Buffalo and all points north, south, east, and west, Graves of Upstate New York offers a cultural tour across the great expanse of Upstate New York in search of its famous residents and their lasting legacies.
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Great Graves of Upstate New York

Anthony is buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Rochester, New York. Author's note: Mt. Hope Cemetery is one of the largest and most historic cemeteries in Upstate New York. It is located at 719 Mount Hope Avenue and is several city blocks in ...

Author: Chuck D'Imperio

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781935278313

Category: History

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The hundreds of rural cemeteries in Upstate New York are the bucolic final resting places of a plethora of legendary Americans from the recent and distant past. For over a decade, Chuck D’Imperio traveled to research the beautiful and historic region in search of some of the most famous (and infamous) figures in American history. The product of this labor of love is Great Graves of Upstate New York: Final Resting Places of 70 True American Legends. Many of the names are familiar to any American—William Rockefeller, Samuel Langhorne Clemens (better known as Mark Twain), Frederick Douglass, Lucille Ball, and Harriet Tubman, and four U.S. presidents: Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Martin Van Buren, Millard Fillmore, and Chester Arthur. An equally colorful host of local characters who shaped the culture of Upstate New York are also featured, including: Kate Smith, “The God Bless America Girl”; mafia figure Joe “Joe the Barber” Barbara; Dr. Mary Walker, America’s only female Congressional Medal of Honor winner; Jennie Grossinger, “The Catskill’s Innkeeper”; and Ernie Davis, “The Pride of the Syracuse Orangemen.” From Syracuse to West Point to Binghamton, and on to Cooperstown, Niagara Falls, and Lake Placid, Great Graves of Upstate New York is not only a fact-filled volume on the region’s cemeteries, museums, and historical sites, but a peek into the lives of 70 distinguished individuals who have shaped American history.
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Death in New York History and Culture of Burials Undertakers Executions

... Mallon, from County Tyrone in what is now Northern Ireland, infected seven of the eight New York families she cooked for ... The older parts of both cemeteries are overwhelmingly Irish and largely populated by the great exodus from ...

Author: K. Krombie

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467149655

Category: History

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Like every aspect of life in the Big Apple, how New Yorkers have interacted with death is as diverse as each of the countless individuals who have called the city home. Waves of immigration brought unique burial customs as archaeological excavations uncovered the graves of indigenous Lenape and enslaved Africans. Events such as the 1788 Doctors' Riot--a response to years of body snatching by medical students and physicians--contributed to new laws protecting the deceased. Overcrowding and epidemics led to the construction of the "Cemetery Belt," a wide stretch of multi-faith burial grounds throughout Brooklyn and Queens. From experiments in embalming to capital punishment and the far-reaching industry of handling the dead, author K. Krombie unveils a tapestry of stories centered on death in New York.
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Albany National Cemetery

I think it's tremendous that the 4 federal government is considering a National Veterans 5 Cemetery in Upstate New York . Regardless of where it 6 goes in these sites , if it goes , we're you know 7 speaking as a veteran of Vietnam with ...

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Hearings on the Establishment of a National Cemetery at Calverton New York

House. Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Subcommittee on Cemeteries and Burial Benefits. Semper Fidelis , William J. Galvin , commandant , Department of New York . Thank you . Mr. CARNEY . What is your full name , sir ? Mr. MATTHEWS .

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Subcommittee on Cemeteries and Burial Benefits

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ISBN: PURD:32754078699745

Category: Cemeteries

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New Jersey Cemeteries and Tombstones

Scattered examples have been noted in California and upstate New York. Curiously, terra-cotta markers from the same period can be found in Ireland. One other factor that may have contributed to the decision to use terracotta ...

Author: Richard Francis Veit

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813542362

Category: History

Page: 324

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From the earliest memorials used by Native Americans to the elaborate structures of the present day, Richard Veit and Mark Nonestied use grave markers to take an off-beat look at New Jersey's history that is both fascinating and unique. New Jersey Cemeteries and Tombstones presents a culturally diverse account of New Jersey's historic burial places from High Point to Cape May and from the banks of the Delaware to the ocean-washed Shore, to explain what cemeteries tell us about people and the communities in which they lived. The evidence ranges from somber seventeenth-century decorations such as hourglasses and skulls that denoted the brevity of colonial life, to modern times where memorials, such as a life-size granite Mercedes Benz, reflect the materialism of the new millennium. Also considered are contemporary novelties such as pet cemeteries and what they reveal about today's culture. To tell their story the authors visited more than 1,000 burial grounds and interviewed numerous monument dealers and cemetarians. This richly illustrated book is essential reading for history buffs and indeed anyone who has ever wandered inquisitively through their local cemeteries.
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Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations for Fiscal Year

This expansion will provide continued access to a national cemetery for the veterans residing in upstate New York . To optimize the use of available land for gravesites , the project will install 4,500 pre - placed concrete crypts .

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations

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ISBN: PSU:000058147658

Category: United States

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The Encyclopedia of New York City

At the end of the twentieth century many of New York City's old rural cemeteries were nearly filled and new, large burial grounds appeared in New Jersey and upstate New York. Amid continuing concern about maintenance, the New York State ...

Author: Kenneth T. Jackson

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300114652

Category: Reference

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Covering an exhaustive range of information about the five boroughs, the first edition of The Encyclopedia of New York City was a success by every measure, earning worldwide acclaim and several awards for reference excellence, and selling out its first printing before it was officially published. But much has changed since the volume first appeared in 1995: the World Trade Center no longer dominates the skyline, a billionaire businessman has become an unlikely three-term mayor, and urban regeneration—Chelsea Piers, the High Line, DUMBO, Williamsburg, the South Bronx, the Lower East Side—has become commonplace. To reflect such innovation and change, this definitive, one-volume resource on the city has been completely revised and expanded. The revised edition includes 800 new entries that help complete the story of New York: from Air Train to E-ZPass, from September 11 to public order. The new material includes broader coverage of subject areas previously underserved as well as new maps and illustrations. Virtually all existing entries—spanning architecture, politics, business, sports, the arts, and more—have been updated to reflect the impact of the past two decades. The more than 5,000 alphabetical entries and 700 illustrations of the second edition of The Encyclopedia of New York City convey the richness and diversity of its subject in great breadth and detail, and will continue to serve as an indispensable tool for everyone who has even a passing interest in the American metropolis.
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Mount Hope Rochester New York

Across Mount Hope Avenue from the cemetery was the Ellwanger & Barry Nursery, started in 1840. ... In 1874, Andrew Jackson Warner, one of upstate New York's most prominent architects, designed the present stone gate and gatehouse.

Author: Richard O. Reisem

Publisher: Landmark Soc. of Western New York

ISBN: 9780964170636

Category: Rochester (N.Y.)

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Conflict in the Archaeology of Living Traditions

As an archaeologist, my focus on these studies has been on the material aspects of death in upstate New York, particularly gravestones and cemeteries. During the same time period, I have also been involved in a more traditional ...

Author: R. Layton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134866229

Category: Social Science

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The first text to address the contentious issues raised by the pursuit of anthropology and archaeology in the world today. Calls into question the traditional, sometimes difficult relationship between western scholars and the contemporary cultures and peoples they study and can easily disturb.
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