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No Duds, Please: Getting Great Fall Color Trees

November 01, 2013
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Fall colors along the Eastern Sierras in California. Photo by Josh Endres.

Living Legacy: Mount Auburn

July 24, 2012
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Try to picture what cemeteries were like a couple hundred years ago—maybe you better not. The standard practice in Europe and the United States was interment in churchyard burial grounds, and by the late 1700s these places had reached a critical level of overcrowding, with bodies even stacked atop one another. In an effort to ease this appalling situation, and as an extension of the popular “picturesque” style of landscape design, the rural or garden cemetery movement began, in which large park-like settings were designed as non-denominational burial sites.