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By Stephen C. Duer,Allan B. Smith

For the earlier 162 years, old Cypress Hills Cemetery has quietly served hundreds of thousands of recent Yorkers and the general public at huge. This position of everlasting relaxation received the detailed honor of being the 1st rural cemetery in better long island to be equipped lower 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 impressive figures, corresponding to Jackie Robinson, Mae West, and Eubie Blake. Carved on numerous headstones are mysterious markings and secretive symbols that the dwelling can give some thought to. Cypress Hills Cemetery illustrates and demystifies many of the legends of these interred in those hallowed grounds.

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