Since I saw some of you out there seem to enjoy cemeteries as much as I do, I figured I'd follow up with another one ASAP. And this time, no over done music. (At least to my knowledge) Also, sorry for the standard definition, HD encoded at 280 Mb, just over my upload size limit. When I get the HD version on youtube I'll provide a link for those so inclined.
Today's location, Mount Hope Cemetery in North Attleborough, MA.
“Let the spot be diversified with brook and pond and rushing stream, with plain and hillock, with sunshine and shade, with the natural forest and cultivated grove...” - With these words prepared by Reverend J.M.B. Bailey and delivered by John Daggett, Mount Hope Cemetery was consecrated on July 2, 1850. Though the site was consecrated in 1850, several stones date back to the 1770's and earlier. This is largely due in part to the consolidation of private family plots, moving them from private property to a more common burial ground. Unfortunately, due to this process many of the older grave markers have been re-arranged to accomodate transplanted memorials.
As you can see, the entrance to the cemetery has been sculpted towards beauty, these rolling hills and ambling pathways continue towards the rear. At the back of the cemetery you will find the newer burials, as recent as 2012.
Mount Hope was the 4th cemetery to join the membership of the American
Association of Botanical Gardens & Arboreta.This is one of the most scenic cemeteries with the most active fauna I have ever visited.
More information can be found here: http://mounthopecemetery.us/
If there are any cemeteries you'd like to see in the MA/RI area let me know, I'll see what I can do. XD
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