This title explores 13 of the South's best cemeteries and 40 notable southerners who have chosen to call the South their permanent home. It features GPS directions to the graves of famous southerners such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Tammy Wynette, and many more....
|Title||:||Forever Dixie: A Field Guide to Southern Cemeteries & Their Residents|
|Number of Pages||:||256 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Forever Dixie: A Field Guide to Southern Cemeteries & Their Residents Reviews
I bought "Forever Dixie: A Field Guide to Southern Cemeteries & Their Residents" from Amazon in 2010. I didn't get around to reading it until May 2012, four months later I've finished this fascinating book. Forever Dixie chronicles thirteen of the most well known cemeteries south of the Mason-Dixon line, and their more well-known permanent residents. Beginning with Metairie Cemetery, in New Orleans, Louisiana and ending with Key Underwood Coon Dog Memorial Graveyard, in Tuscumbia, Alabama. As you read Forever Dixie you will read concise biographical narratives on forty notable sons and daughters who called the south their forever home. Also included with each narrative, and cemetery data, are GPS coordinates, for easy tracking. Forever Dixie, is an interesting book, and should be in the cemetery or grave hunting book collection of anyone who's into cemeteries, grave hunting, and things of that sort. One of the things I really enjoyed about the book were the beautiful full color photographs of various notable, obscure, or interesting gravesites. Needless to say I highly recommend it.
As a taphophile and a history buff, I was pleased to find that both of my passions were satisfied in this lovely little book. Every Southern state gets fair representation with a mention of their most well known cemetery and its inhabitants, and the author goes into painstaking detail as he points out family ties within the graveyard. For example, if you have a soft spot for Civil War hero PGT Beauregard, then you'll be pleased to see photos and a description of the beautiful work of art commissioned by his for his beloved daughter. No stone is left unturned as you explore some of the greatest examples of American funerary art. Highly recommended as a guidebook for those who enjoying a Southern-style stroll through these carefully crafted cities of the dead.
Great for Southern cemetery lovers