Cypress Hills Cemetery (Images of America) by Stephen C. Duer,Allan B. Smith

By Stephen C. Duer,Allan B. Smith

For the prior 162 years, historical Cypress Hills Cemetery has quietly served hundreds of thousands of latest Yorkers and the general public at huge. This position of everlasting relaxation received the particular honor of being the 1st rural cemetery in higher long island to be geared up less than the agricultural Cemetery Act of 1847. Cypress Hills presents an ideal stability of lush landscaping, funerary paintings and sculpture, and a last resting position for a few of America's such a lot outstanding figures, resembling Jackie Robinson, Mae West, and Eubie Blake. Carved on numerous headstones are mysterious markings and secretive symbols that the dwelling can examine. Cypress Hills Cemetery illustrates and demystifies many of the legends of these interred in those hallowed grounds.

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