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Mad as the Mist and Snow by Johan Mathiesen
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May 04, 14

bookshelves: cemetery-books
Read in May, 2014

I was looking for a book about the cemeteries of Oregon in advance of a trip. This is a strange hodgepodge of a book, varying from the author's unusual and intriguing thoughts on cemeteries and fraternal organizations to pages and pages of epitaphs to a fun and opinionated section on the "best" cemeteries of Oregon.

The guide to the Oregon cemeteries takes up the last 150 pages of the book. It doesn't give much history of each graveyard, rarely includes photos, and says very little about historic personages one might visit. Some cemeteries get only a scant paragraph.

This book is a place to start, but my quest for a book about the cemeteries of Oregon continues -- and my trip is less than a week away. Hopefully Powell's can satisfy me.

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