Where do we go when we die? This blog examines what communities, planners and others are doing (and not doing) for cemeteries.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Georgia cemetery wants to be tourist draw
The 150-year-old West Hill Cemetery in Dalton, Ga., is taking steps to become a draw for history buffs and other tourists. The final resting place for such folks as poet Robert Loveman and noted gospel songwriter A.J. Showalter is creating a walking tour of the cemetery and working with Whitfield County to become part of the larger historic panorama of the area.
"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.