Cremated Public History

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Cremated Public History

By: grabitsdm | January 5, 2010
Public historians have long commented that to know a cemetery is to know a community. A recent article in the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Minnesota leads Midwest in a hot trend: cremation, highlights a growing challenge to this statement. What might local historical organizations do to document disposition of the dead for future genealogists? Will popular cemetery walks long endure as a public history program?