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The 5 Strangest Cemeteries In The World

Check out some of the world’s strangest cemeteries on your next vacation.

02/19/2014

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Mysterious Grave Marker Next To Oswald’s Identified

A lot of visitors wander the Rose Hill cemetery looking for a single, flat grave marker. They’re not mourners. They are sightseers, tour guides and conspiracy theorists.

CBS 11–08/12/2013

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Vandals Desecrate Pet Cemetery In Cedar Hill

In Cedar Hill, a community driven effort to restore a beloved pet cemetery has been handed a setback: sometime late last week vandals destroyed, damaged or knocked over more than a dozen headstones.

CBS 11–07/22/2013

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Memorial Day Events Across North Texas

Several hundred people turned out at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth for a Memorial Day service. The day’s events began with the raising of the flag by the Southwest High School ROTC.

CBSDFW.COM–05/27/2013

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Not All Is At Rest In Arlington’s Original Cemetery

The historic Arlington Cemetery is a sprawling, peaceful place. But in a small corner where the city’s founders are buried, there’s a different feeling.

10/26/2012

A man stands in front of a grave at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington County, Virigina. More than four million people visit the cemetery annually, many coming to pay final respects at graveside services, of which nearly 100 are conducted each week. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Volunteers To Lay Flags On Every Grave At DFW Cemetery

Inside a warehouse in Cleburne there are dozens of boxes filled with flags. It’s a delivery just in time for the Memorial Day holiday.

05/26/2012

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Grand Prairie Cemetery Taken Over By State

A place intended for perpetual rest inside the city limits has instead become one of non-stop turmoil. And now the state has stepped in to try and fix the problem.

05/16/2012

Shelton's Bear Creek Cemetery. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Movement Of Supposed Slave Cemetery Taking Racial Tone

The ugly process of racial segregation was supposed to have been laid to rest more than fifty years ago, in a landmark Supreme Court ruling. Yet just this week, in a North Texas courtroom, officials argued over whether to relocate the bones of 25 men, women and children all believed to be slaves who died over a century ago in a predominantly white cemetery.

12/07/2011

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Group Works To Preserve Grand Prairie Cemetery

The American Memorial Park Cemetery is nestled in a residential area in Grand Prairie’s east side. But what was supposed to be a historical landmark is instead a land marked with litter and unkept graves.

11/11/2011

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Historic Oak Tree In Garland Cut Down

When you drive down South Garland Road, you can’t help but notice that a piece of Garland history has been stripped away.

11/08/2011

Cemetery Overgrowth

Cemetery Grass Upsets Those Honoring Veterans

The nation paused on Memorial Day to honor the sacrifices of war veterans, but some families felt like their loved ones had been forgotten.

05/30/2011

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Historic Wise County Cemetery Severely Vandalized

Wise County sheriff’s deputies are searching for the people who vandalized an historic cemetery last week. Visitors found more than 100 headstones and grave markers knocked over or damaged, many of which date back to the 1800s.

12/27/2010

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