Thursday, June 10, 2010

Glendale Cemetery

Just south of the Franklin Avenue Library - you know, the one that is being hugely renovated and expanded - you'll find Glendale Cemetery.  It's a lovely place, and for you history buffs here are a few facts.  1. The first burial took place in 1904.  2. At that time it was less than 100 acres in size.  3. The cemetery's mausoleum, at 60 feet by 150 feet, was one of the largest in the country when built.  4. The mausoleum was finished in 1912.  5. Former Vice President Henry Wallace is buried in Glendale Cemetery.  Wasn't that exciting?  Something to ponder the next time you take a stroll there.

Source: Fun Facts

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