San Antonio Cemeteries Historic District

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Overview
In his Spoon River Anthology, Edgar Lee Masters uses a series of poetic monologues to have his characters finally tell their true stories from their graves. The first section lets the reader know that "all, all, are sleeping on the hill." San Antonio has its Powder House Hill about three miles from its central business district. Known as the Eastside Cemetery District, there are 31 cemeteries here, owned by different religious congregations, fraternal organizations, military groups, and the City of San Antonio. Like Masters's Spoon River, within the Eastside Cemetery District reside people of many occupations and nationalities, including soldiers and statesmen, rich and poor, as well as husbands, wives, and children. Through photographs and research, the authors hope to tell some small part of the stories and the history of this unique burial ground.
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ISBN: 9781467131865
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
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State: Texas
Series: Images of America
Images: 213
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
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Frank Faulkner, a librarian, and his wife, Linda, a local teacher, have spent years researching their family histories, and now turn to the lives of those with whom they share San Antonio's past. Along with their own photographs and illustrations, the authors have reviewed many other sources to show that San Antonio and its inhabitants are more than the Alamo and the River Walk.
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