Where do we go when we die? This blog examines what communities, planners and others are doing (and not doing) for cemeteries.
Friday, November 6, 2009
Hundreds of unmarked graves found in Idaho
Workers using radar surveyed a cemetery in Hailey, Idaho, and found hundreds of unmarked graves in an area known as the "Chinese Cemetery." Authorities say that a brush fire in the 1930s destroyed a number of the markers. Officials now plan to erect a monument to the uknown dead. About 300 Chinese people lived and worked in the town in the late 1800s, including working in mines and keeping shops.
"Show me your cemeteries, and I will tell you what kind of people you have." -- Benjamin Franklin
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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.