Forest Hill Cemetery

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Beyond the rustic gates of the Forest Hill Cemetery in Dunmore, Pennsylvania, lies a vast wealth of history. Early in 1870, George Sanderson, Elisha Phinney, William Breck, and J.A. Robertson, with J. Gardner Sanderson and George S. Kingsbury, purchased a 50-acre tract of land from the Pennsylvania Coal Company, which became the last resting place for the cemetery's 18,000 residents. The Civil War section of the cemetery is home to over 300 Union soldiers and two Confederates. Numerous congressmen, lieutenant governors, state representatives, and other elected officials make up Forest Hill's political graveyard. The rich, the poor, the famous, and the unsung all have stories to be told, and this book recounts their tales.
ISBN: 9781467128353
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Pennsylvania
Series: Images of America
Images: 184
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Margo Azzarelli is an award-winning historical author and researcher who has written six local history books for Arcadia Publishing and The History Press. She is an associate member of the board of the Anthracite Heritage Museum and volunteers her time to several community historical societies. Marnie Azzarelli is a local historian and horror author. In 2014, she graduated from Marywood University with a bachelor's degree in English and received the J. Harold Brislin Award for Distinction in creative writing. Her short work is featured in numerous literary publications.
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