Tag: Cemeteries

Burial Ground Under the Alamo Stirs a Texas Feud

SAN ANTONIO — Raymond Hernandez was a boy when his grandfather would take him on walks to the Alamo, pointing at the grounds around the Spanish mission founded in the 18th century. “He’d tell me again and again, ‘They built all this on top of our campo santo,’” said Mr. Hernandez, 73, using the Spanish […]

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Researchers Identify Dozens of Native Students Who Died at Nebraska School

On the edge of town in Genoa, Neb., a stone monument serves as a gravestone on the grounds of a government-run boarding school for Native Americans that has been shuttered for almost a century. No one knows how many students died there, at the Genoa U.S. Indian Industrial School, though thousands are believed to have […]

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How the Resident of an N.Y.C. Cemetery Spends His Sundays

Joe Charap works at a cemetery. Although his job isn’t especially spooky, it has provided him with a healthy sense of mortality. “Just as trees grow and die, death is a part of life,” said Mr. Charap, the director of horticulture at Brooklyn’s renowned Green-Wood Cemetery, who tends to over 478 acres and 8,000 trees […]

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Guantánamo Bay Cemetery Offers a View of the Base’s History

GUANTÁNAMO BAY, Cuba — At first glance, the graveyard down a road behind a locked gate on this remote U.S. Navy base looks like a miniature version of Arlington National Cemetery. But these marble headstones tell an entirely different story. Babies born to Haitian refugees and to American sailors rest here. So do Greek and […]

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