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Crane Week with the Preservation Team

As soon as you step through Oakland’s arched entry gate, you are greeted with lively greenery and historic headstones marking the final resting places of people from all walks of life. Although I have only been interning with Historic Oakland…

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The Effects of Acid Rain at Oakland

Why do some headstones at Oakland look more weathered than others? Why are some crisp and as easy to read as the day they were carved while others appear to have melted? The primary reason for this has to do…

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Using Lead in Cemetery Restoration

For as long as it has been dangerous, lead has also been incredibly useful. Some historians refer to it as the ancient equivalent of plastic: impossible to live without, but also not that healthy for us. Lead was a popular…

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