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Albany Rural Cemetery

adventures × November 3, 2013

On Sunday, mom drove down for part of the day. We grabbed lunch at the Pump Station and then explored the Albany Rural Cemetery. I got the idea to check out the cemetery from All Over Albany.

The cemetery is huge and holds beautiful stones and mausoleums.

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President Arthur

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Dalton

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G.C. Hawley 1917

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McCoy

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Burden 1850

My favorite of the day. The Burden tomb holds Henry Burden, an engineer from Troy, and several of his family members.

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I found information about the Burden tomb from Henry Burden By Mrs. Margaret E. Burden, including this old rendering of the tomb:

Henry Burden

It’s amazing to see this rendering after seeing it first hand. The area surrounding the Burden tomb is much more congested now with other stones, tombs, and trees. It makes me want to go back and take a picture from the same angle to catch the differences. I remember seeing the book sculpture out front, but I couldn’t read the inscription because the pages were too weathered. The digitized book linked above provides an inscription.

I look forward to visiting the Albany Rural Cemetery again.

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