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.
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.
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