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A Beautifully Solemn Scene: The Lewisburg Cemetery, Pennsylvania Robert M. Dunkerly

A Beautifully Solemn Scene: The Lewisburg Cemetery, Pennsylvania

Robert M. Dunkerly

Published October 1st 2013
ISBN : 9780788454721
Paperback
122 pages
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Lewisburg, Union County, Pennsylvania, is a wonderful place to appreciate history. The town has fortunately preserved its sense of place, with a vibrant downtown and excellent examples of historical architecture. One of its underappreciated treasuresMoreLewisburg, Union County, Pennsylvania, is a wonderful place to appreciate history. The town has fortunately preserved its sense of place, with a vibrant downtown and excellent examples of historical architecture. One of its underappreciated treasures is the Lewisburg Cemetery, filled with town history and architectural beauty- a place of inspiration and reflection. The cemetery reveals connections with the towns collective past, and, like all cemeteries, it reflects the communitys history and culture, especially that period when the cemetery was created. The cemetery is therefore a gauge by which to measure the impact of events, both local and national. The cemetery includes many prominent citizens: early founders, local leaders, and celebrities. Three congressmen, four professional baseball players, a president of Bucknell University, one Medal of Honor winner, and over 600 military veterans from each of the nations conflicts through Vietnam rest here. Chapters include: Lewisburg: Port on the Susquehanna, The Rise of Rural Cemeteries, The Town Needs a Cemetery, Cemetery Tour, Notable Burials, Other Prominent Burials, Facts & Figures, The Cemetery Today, and Sources. An index to full-names, places and subjects completes this work.