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Burr Oak and American Cemetery Culture

The investigation into the disinterment of human remains at Burr Oak has raised more questions than answers. While families and investigators struggle to make sense of it all, the macabre revelations raise other issues about the nature of our relationship to the dead. Historian Marilyn Yalom, author of the book The American Resting Place: Four Hundred Years of History Through Our Cemeteries and Burial Grounds, helps us dissect this culture. 

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