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PRO Team Field Notes: Stone Benders

By Ashley Shares, Preservation Manager When you think of stone, what words come to mind? Strong? Solid? Inflexible? Well, a walk through Oakland Cemetery will show you that these adjectives aren’t always true of headstones. Thin, upright marble tombstones are…

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Oakland Cemetery's Wooden Headboards

by Sara L. Van Beck, Garden Historian Strolling around Oakland today, much of the oldest part of the cemetery appears very open, lacking grave markers of any sort. However, we know from the burial abstracts there are very few actual…

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