16 May 2022


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3 Amazing Gravestone Obelisks 

Gravestone obelisks have been one of the most popular types of cemetery memorial stones since the mid-1800s. In fact, it is difficult to find a cemetery from that time period without one. Obelisks, defined as upright four-sided pillars that gradually taper off at the top…

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Education, Lifestyle

Rescuing Abandoned Cemeteries 

Warning: rescuing abandoned cemeteries can be addictive. Barry Russell, a retired engineer for Verizon and current BillionGraves volunteer, was born and raised on Long Island, New York. And although he has had a life-long love for graveyards, Russell never suspected he would spend his retirement…