The other was Roslyn, WA. That cemetery was actually 27 distinct legal entities. When the town had been a coal mining town, the brotherhoods (precursors to the labor unions) made sure that widows wouldn't be further hassled by having to come up with money for burial. The old sections were divided by nationality. In the general old city cemetery, you could tell that some terrible flu or disease had hit in ~1904 because there were so many children that died that year. Very sad, but also a very concrete way to see the history of the town.
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