Seventy-five years ago, Key Underwood and his raccoon-hunting dog Troop had a connection. Years of training and a deep relationship make human and canine a […]
Grindstone Island’s lone public dock is just three miles north of the U.S. mainland, a straight shot by powerboat across the St. Lawrence River from […]
Below a noisy flyover alongside Hong Kong’s Happy Valley racecourse, there’s a little-noticed green oasis stretching up the hillside, punctuated by imposing Victorian chest tombs, […]
Back at the turn of the 19th century, Uriah Tracey was something of a trendsetter. The Connecticut senator was one of the first to fight […]
If you’re from a state once considered the “Old West,” odds are you’ve heard of a Boot Hill graveyard. Turns out there are a number […]
At most cemeteries, hearing weed cutters and lawn mowers trimming grass around graves would seem normal enough. But at Lincoln Cemetery in Montgomery, Ala., these […]
Andy Warhol is often remembered as larger than life, but it’s all too easy to miss where he’s buried. The pop artist’s grave is in […]
It’s a raggedy moonscape; no lush green grass or tranquil arbors here. Concordia Cemetery in El Paso, Texas, just a few blocks from the Mexican border, is stark and dusty.
The Gilliam Cemetery, which lies 60 miles north of San Francisco, appears to be gaining residents lately. But it’s not only because new people have […]
The Garden of Peace cemetery opened when the Islamic community in Flint, Mich., needed a place to bury their dead in accordance with their religion. […]
When Billie Holiday died in 1959, thousands of mourners attended her funeral at St. Paul the Apostle Roman Catholic Church in New York City. The overflow crowd lined the sidewalks.
There’s so much water in, around and underneath New Orleans, that the dead spend eternity in tombs above ground. Most of the tombs now have […]
The first thing you see at Alaska’s Eklutna Cemetery is a tidy white church, with copper-colored onion domes that are topped by the three-barred Russian Orthodox cross.
Alcoholics Anonymous has long been known for the anonymity of its members. But there are two key figures in AA’s history whose names are well […]