We were both so busy over Memorial Day weekend at different cemeteries and with our families that we did not have time to finish our research for the planned episode this week. However, we have a very special return guest with a fascinating story joining us next week and we will be able to return to our regularly scheduled program! We humbly apologize and we thank you for sticking with us on all of our Ordinary Extraordinary Cemetery journeys. Until we meet again!
Jan. 6, 2022

Episode 65 - Wyuka Cemetery in Lincoln, Nebraska

Episode 65 - Wyuka Cemetery in Lincoln, Nebraska

Jennie and Dianne delve into the beauty and stories of Lincoln, Nebraska's Wyuka Cemetery; a cemetery with the distinction of being the only state appointed cemetery in the United States. Follow along with them as they explore the flora and fauna, the statuary, and the many unique monuments of this 140 acre park cemetery. They also share the ordinary extraordinary stories of a tragic train accident, a beloved singer, a freed slave who fought in the civil war and others.

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Resources used to research this episode include:
Zimmer, Ed. Wyuka Cemetery: A Driving & Walking Tour. Lincoln, Nebraska Humanities Council, 2009, pp. 1-88.

Cemetery, Wyuka. Wyuka Funeral Home, Cemetery & Park Fact Sheet. Lincoln.

Cemetery, Wyuka. Interesting Facts About Wyuka. Lincoln.

Chatfield, Penelope. "Wyuka: A "Rural" Cemetery in Lincoln, Nebraska." Editorial. Nebraska History, 23 Apr. 2014, pp. 183-192.

Fullerton, Patrick. "Gordon MacRae Biography." https://m.imdb.com/. m.imdb.com/name/nm0534286/. Accessed 3 Jan. 2022.

"Burlington Wreck." https://www.newspapers.com/. 1 June 1911. www.newspapers.com/search/#query=Burlington+Wreck&s_place=Indianola%2C+NE&dr_year=1911-1911. Accessed 3 Jan. 2022.

McCuin, LaShanda. "Richwood Memorial Garden Manager removes headstones, local families grieve ." https://www.knoe.com/. 2 Jan. 2022. www.knoe.com/2022/01/03/richwood-memorial-garden-manager-removes-headstones-local-families-grieve/. Accessed 3 Jan. 2022.