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    Santa Cruz Research Paper

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    near the Mariposa/Merced County line, the scenery flows in all directions without autos, artificial distractions, and human noise. Except for the occasional bellow of a mama cow summoning her baby, silence surrounds you like a benediction. Though off the grid, Santa Cruz Cemetery and environs are easily accessible year around to the handful of visitors who find their way here. Like those enclosed here within a fenced area, ancient lichen-covered gravestones never fail to fascinate. Often these final resting places hold unique monuments, while others have only a rock to mark the spot. Santa Cruz contains both that endure in obscurity. Of the 34 souls that were interred, only a few have headstones, the oldest is 1867. Although the town was comprised primarily of Mexicans, names on headstones reveal that other countries were represented, such as Italy, France, Denmark, Germany, and the Azores. Particularly captivating are the graves beneath three massive eucalyptus trees where morning sun rays cast long dark shadows. Once upon a time there was a small Catholic church (1885) on the grounds, but it was moved to the Mariposa Museum and History Center for historic restoration about 1973. It survived nearly a century where it was built, but it did not do well at all in town. Ironically, it burned to the ground in 1980. Once a vibrant, bustling community, only the sagging carcass of Solari’s wood hotel/store built in 1858 and a brick and rock structure behind it remain.…

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    Cherokee that died during the Trail of Tears were buried in shallow graves along the path. There have been little to no mention of people marking the graves nor are there really any records of burial locations (Di Naso, 2010). The best account of a burial record and location lies with Quatie Ross. Her burial was well known since she was the wife of the chief. She died February 1, 1839 near Little Rock, Arkansas. Her burial was rediscovered when, “…the broken sandstone grave marker was found…

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    Speech On Andersonville

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    stood and where the sergeant stayed when the soldiers were fighting you can also look at how people died in there and look at how to the prisoner was made. Here at the end of Central Park you can also look at Monument monuments of soldiers that died monuments of the captains and sergeants and you can also look at the monuments of the cooks and the people that died. At the end of Central Park you can do many things and it's good for a school field trip and things of that nature or if you…

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    half years, she cried when I kissed her goodbye. We came back home a month before her fifth birthday," he whined. "I had her picture in my chest pocket when I was away to remember her face when I wanted to feed. I made a pledge when she was birth to never drink human blood. Her photograph is on the gravestone. Isn't she beautiful? Her final words were for me to get her a drink of water because her throat felt dry." He cried in his hands. "I-I-I wasn't there when she drew her last breath! What…

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    to honor the deceased and celebrate their life with a reflection of what they enjoyed and what was important to them. Memorials are a way for everyone, not just famous public figures, to be remembered throughout the years. One way to ensure that this happens, is the purchase of a permanent memorial; headstones. It is becoming more common in today’s society for families to buy out spaces ahead of time so their loved ones can be laid to rest next to them and continue to be next to one another…

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    Cultural Genocide Essay

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    “Cultural genocide”, that is exactly what happened when the white man colonized the Indian. To the outsider, Canada appears to be a ‘perfect’ country. From our free healthcare to our need to profusely apologize for bumping into inanimate objects, we are a nation envied by many. Our greatest strength lies in our diversity and multiculturalism. In our current Prime Minister’s words “diversity is at the very heart of Canada. It is who we are and what we do.” However, there is a part of our history…

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    In the burial site at Marosszentanna, the bodies were laid out in perpendicular directions, approximately along a north-south axis, except for twelve graves that were aligned east-west. These graves contained no grave goods nor eating or drinking vessels. The hands of at least two of the corpses were also clasped in a Christian manner and have been dated as the most recent graves (Köpeczi et al.). This indicates the transition from non-Christian to Christian and the acceptance of such a…

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    Burial 10 Observation

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    This, obviously, spells “KING”. These glyphs can be rightly inferenced that Burial 10 is in fact an adult male with high status. Because of Burial 10, all burials containing coffins that are wide and/or containing a skeleton pointing southward with its head facing eastward can be concluded as a male. Also, it seems as if the amount of objects are a strong indicator of social status. Since the king is buried with many artifacts, all high-status burials are enveloped in plethora of specific…

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    About one hundred and fifty-five years ago, Abraham Lincoln gave “The Gettysburg Address” on a blood soaked battlefield in Pennsylvania (Brown). “The Gettysburg Address” was first verbalized months after the battle of Gettysburg at a service to dedicate the opening of the national cemetery (The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica). Lincoln’s Address was spoken to the citizens and soldiers of the union in the wake of the second invasion of the North by Robert E. Lee (The Battle of Gettysburg Facts…

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    The Rural Cemetery Movement With rapidly growing urban populations in the mid-1800’s, it was important to develop healthy, green, spaces for city dwellers. The Rural Cemetery Movement encouraged American cities to use cemetery space as multi-functional space for leisure, recreation, environmental preservation, and for healthy burial practices (Lundgren). "In a country sorely lacking in public green spaces, these cemeteries provided these graceful, elegant places…They were all around…

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