As I strolled another new-to-me section of Lakeview Cemetery, I discovered Heman Wood Allen. He was a store clerk from Westford, Vermont when he went to fight in the American or US Civil War. He served for about 14 months before he returned to Vermont.
When Lakeview Cemetery in Burlington, Vermont opened to the public in 1872, it was as a Victorian Lawn Park cemetery. Its design was meant to encourage people to visit. They were expected to walk the intentionally laid paths (now seven miles of them!), commune with nature, enjoy the fresh air and lake view. As well as picnic with family and friends both alive and not.