Receiving Vault with Shelves and Working Rollers!!

The first burial in Lake View Cemetery was in 1799. There are 1286 graves. Although it is across from St. Genevieve Cemetery, it is otherwise surrounded by empty land. “A receiving vault or receiving tomb,[1] sometimes also known as a public vault, is a structure designed to temporarily store dead bodies in winter months whenContinue reading “Receiving Vault with Shelves and Working Rollers!!”

Let’s Enter the Receiving Tomb…

“A receiving vault or receiving tomb,[1] sometimes also known as a public vault, is a structure designed to temporarily store dead bodies in winter months when the ground is too frozen to dig a permanent grave in a cemetery. Technological advancements in excavation, embalming, and refrigeration have rendered the receiving vault obsolete. Receiving vaults largelyContinue reading “Let’s Enter the Receiving Tomb…”

Lake View Cemetery

The first burial in Lake View Cemetery was in 1799. There are 1286 graves. Although it is across from St. Genevieve Cemetery, it is otherwise surrounded by empty land. Make sure to watch my video. I entered a burial vault! See the rollers!! SO INTERESTING!!

Receiving Tomb for the Dead: Rockingham, Vermont: Part of a National Landmark Destination!

I spent quality time down in Bellows Falls and Rockingham, Vermont last Friday.  Today’s video is on the Receiving Tomb in Rockingham.  This tomb is part of the National Historic Landmark, which includes the Rockingham Meeting-House Cemetery and Rockingham Meeting House.  (Videos coming soon!) “A receiving vault or receiving tomb,[1] sometimes also known as a public vault, is aContinue reading “Receiving Tomb for the Dead: Rockingham, Vermont: Part of a National Landmark Destination!”

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