Hand-Carving Gravestones A Dying Craft

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It's not news that digital forms of communication are replacing hand-written letters and diaries with text messages and Facebook entries. Even the ancient art of carving an epitaph on a gravestone is not sacred. Stone carvers say they are losing business because of rising cremation rates — and their work is being replicated by computer graphics.

Reporter April Dembosky visited with a veteran stone carver to talk about his trade's precarious future.



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