In today’s video, I am strolling a bit of a newer area. It is nestled among older headstones and monuments. I was drawn to it because two headstones included photographs of men who died far too young. One of them was only 20! Too sad to think about.
My plan with these Lakeview strolls is to cover all the graves. Therefore, I am offering shorter duration videos.
The first burial was in 1800. There are one 10,300 graves. In fact, Lakeview Cemetery still allows burials.
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.