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A circa 1910 photo of the entrance gate to Monmouth Cemetery on North Sixth Street. The planters in the shape of tree stumps on either side of the drive were manufactured locally at the Monmouth Mining and Manufacturing plant.

The continuing evolution of Monmouth’s city of the dead

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A 1913 newspaper ad urged Monmouth residents to purchase vaults in the new Glendale Mausoleum, where “the cold wet ground can not destroy one particle of the body.”
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The honor guard fires a salute at Monmouth Cemetery during the 1953 Memorial Day exercises. (Paul Kobler photo)

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Editor and historian for Monmouth College. Avid researcher of western Illinois history for 40 years. FB and Twitter. jrankin@monmouthcollege.edu

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