Understanding Cemetery Symbols: A Field Guide for Historic Graveyards

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Castle Azle Press, 2017 - Cemeteries - 230 pages
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Guide to Historic CemeteriesUnderstanding Cemetery Symbols by Tui Snider is a reference book for genealogists, history buffs, ghost hunters and others seeking to learn the forgotten meanings of cemetery symbols in historic graveyards.
Find out:
  • Why garden cemeteries were America's first public parks
  • The difference between a cemetery and a graveyard
  • How the skull and crossbones evolved into cherubs
  • Why symbols matter
Learn about:
  • The different types of American cemeteries
  • The history of grave robbing
  • The symbolic meaning of coins, stones, and seashells at grave sites
  • Common Latin phrases on headstones
  • Saints, angels, and other cemetery statuary
  • Symbols for secret societies and clubs
  • Different types of crosses
  • Common cemetery architecture styles
  • The symbolic meaning of plants, flowers, and trees
  • Different types of headstone styles, monuments, and mausoleums

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About the author (2017)

Tui Snider (TuiSnider.com) is a writer, speaker & photographer specializing in offbeat sites, overlooked history, cemetery symbolism & haunted lore. Her award-winning books include: "Unexpected Texas," "Paranormal Texas," and "The Lynching of the Santa Claus Bank Robber." She is currently working on several books, including one about quirky and unusual burial sites.

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