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Cemeteries of the Victorian era, such as the Silver Terrace, were viewed as gardens. They were places for contemplation and for the enjoyment of gardens and nature. The landscape was filled with trees, flowering plants, roses, morning glories and dense fields of purple clover. Not even a shadow of these historic gardens remains today, only the dead carcasses of old trees and overgrown sagebrush. The early community wanted the cemetery to be a beautiful oasis in the desert landscape and a dignified place to bury their loved ones. These 19th century cemeteries, complete with watering systems, were the prelude to America’s national parks. They are disappearing from sight and from memory.
July 25th, 2011
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