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Evergreens Cemetery: A Gravedigger's Tour of the Dead

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Evergreens Cemetery: A Gravedigger's Tour of the Dead

Evergreens Cemetery: A Gravedigger's Tour of the Dead

Evergreens Cemetery: A Gravedigger's Tour of the Dead

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Author John Rousmaniere recently published Green Oasis in Brooklyn: The Evergreens Cemetery 1849-2008. Now, Jacki Lyden tours the "Green Oasis" with cemetery historian Donato Daddario, a Shakespearean gravedigger and maintenance man who's missing only the skull from his hand. Daddario keeps watch over the thousands of graves at Evergreens.

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