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What Lies Beneath by Cynthia Leal Massey
Item # 9781493048601
product description Texas, the second largest state, both in land mass and population, has more than 50,000 cemeteries, graveyards, and burial grounds. As the final resting places of those whose earthly journey has ended, they are also repositories of valuable cultural history. The pioneer cemeteriesâ??those from the 19th centuryâ??provide a wealth of information on the people who settled Texas during its years as a Republic (1836-1845), and after it became the 28th state in 1845. In What Lies Beneath by Cynthia Leal Massey, the author exhumes the stories of these pioneers, revealing the intriguing truth behind the earliest graveyards in the Lone Star State, including some of its most ancient. This guide also provides descriptions of headstone features and symbols, and demystifies the burial traditions of early Texas pioneers and settlers.
- TwoDot: Paperback / softback
- Book dimensions: 8.5 in x 5.5 in