Lincoln, lizard mounds, angels, devil’s curses, and junk food magnates: midwestern cemeteries have ’em all | Travel | Chicago Reader

Lincoln, lizard mounds, angels, devil’s curses, and junk food magnates: midwestern cemeteries have ’em all 

There are plenty of reasons to visit a burial ground besides paying respects to a loved one.

click to enlarge Rochester Cemetery in Rochester, Iowa

Rochester Cemetery in Rochester, Iowa

Jacie Thomsen

T here are some people who find traveling for the purpose of visiting cemeteries ghoulish. These individuals, however, should realize that a century or so ago, perfectly normal people like them used to hang out in cemeteries. This was because there was…

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