Where do we go when we die? This blog examines what communities, planners and others are doing (and not doing) for cemeteries.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Colorado town grapples with Old West cemetery
The Denver Post has an interesting feature story about the old cemetery in the rocky slopes outside Silverton, Colo. There's no mortician or funeral home in the town; in fact, there are no official burial plots. Silverton Town Administrator Elyse Salazar says it's "somewhat of a free-for-all."
"Show me your cemeteries, and I will tell you what kind of people you have." -- Benjamin Franklin
Where do we go when we die? This blog explores the places where cemeteries and land use intersect, and examines what urban planners and thinkers, communities and others are doing (and not doing) about cemeteries.
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I am a journalist, adjunct professor of journalism and rural issues. I studied GIS, and I blog about cemeteries and land use, urban issues, and honey. All views expressed are those of the author alone.