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    Exploring Two of Boston’s Garden Cemeteries

    My dad has a thing for cemeteries. He’s a retired history teacher and is fascinated by old tombstones, in particular. He loves coming to visit me in Boston, where we have not one but four historic cemeteries downtown, which serve as the final resting place for many important figures from the early days of our nation. This is a guest post by Brianne Miers of A Traveling Life.  On two recent visits, he and I decided to branch out of downtown and explore two of the most notable “garden cemeteries” in the U.S., which have a much different feel than urban cemeteries. Garden cemeteries – or “rural cemeteries” – sprung…