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in the Old Burying Ground
Figure 11. Our blood relatives, shown in red
An interesting irony: the best-preserved of the old stones tend to be those of slate, the least expensive of the available materials in the 17th and 18th centuries. A lot of well-off people chose granite, not foreseeing the consequences of acid rain. Their stones tend to blankness, these days.
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