Cemeteries get creative to stay afloat in dying industry

Cemeteries get creative to stay afloat in dying industry

I have been saying for a few years that our cemeteries need to do something to preserve the older sections of their cemeteries. This is a great idea and I am glad there are some creative people willing to share the history of the persons in these older sections. Many of these older sections are severely neglected in favor of keeping newer sections prisitine to attract new “customers”. Hopefully we will see many more cemetery owners do something like this -Michael S Sheaffer

Saving Cemeteries

One of 20 stops along the new “cemetrail” at Cortland Rural Cemetery in Cortland, N.Y., is shown. Funded by a $30,000 grant, the signs tell visitors about the people buried there, geology of the rock used for markers and trees that shade them. The project comes as cemeteries, hurt financially by the trend toward cremations, look for innovative ways to make up for lost revenue. (AP Photo/Carolyn Thompson)
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