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Haunted Places book review: Gone But not Forgotten

Visit New England's Gone but Not Forgotten past
Visit New England's Gone but Not Forgotten past
Courtesy of Schiffer Books

Gone but Not Forgotten New England's Ghost Towns, Cemeteries, & Memorials


Cemetery lovers cannot get enough of “Gone but Not ForgottenNew England’s Ghost Towns, Cemeteries and Memorials” by Summer Paradis and Cathy McManus. (Schiffer Publishing 2013. A trip through New England would not be complete without a stop to some of the top historic cemeteries. The park like settings are always inviting—the artwork eternally beautiful!

“Gone but Not Forgotten” visits 36 locations in the New England region that includes ghost towns, cemeteries, and historic monuments. One of best features of the book is the photography. There are 180 color photos that go hand in hand with the historic tales, monuments, and cemeteries scattered across the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

One of the most touching stories was “Little Margaret” with her haunting, life-like monument that stands in the Green Mount Cemetery in Montpelier, Vermont. The details of the eyelet lace on her dress and the ring on her fingers is breathtaking.

Readers will also travel to Salem, Massachusetts to visit the solemn Salem Witch Trial Memorial dedicated in August 1992, and the Old Burying Point—Salem’s oldest cemetery.

Was Mercy Brown really a vampire? Stroll through The Chestnut Hill Cemetery in Exeter, Rhode Island and learn if it is true. You will also make a stop in the land of the headless horseman and the famed Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord, Massachusetts, and pay respects to the circus folk such as P.T. Barnum and Tom Thumb at Mountain Grove Cemetery in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

This is a reference guide for all travelers to the East Coast, and a must read for anyone who has always wanted to walk the spectacular cemeteries in New England.

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Haunted Places Examiner: Debe Branning