A guidebook covering locations, histories, architecture & notable residents in Spokane's Historic Cemeteries.
Bob Dylan noted of cemeteries, “the past doesn't pass away so quickly here.” Whether you come to Spokane’s historic cemeteries as a mourner, for a moment of solitude, for poetic inspiration, as a visitor, or as a historical investigator, time indeed does not “pass away so quickly here.” This guide will assist both the genealogist and the reflective visitor in a definitive stroll through sixty historic and three pet cemeteries in the Spokane county area. It also has a wealth of information on the history of interesting people buried there and stories of long forgotten burial grounds. The history and stories of Spokane’s cemeteries are the definitive history and stories of Spokane itself. Enjoy!
Author John Caskey has visited cemeteries around the world in his thirty years of practicing International Law, including ancient and modern burial grounds in the Mediterranean, Africa, Asia, and the ornate tombs of Europe. He is a historic preservation consultant for Spokane’s large community cemeteries, and has worked for both the preservation and historical appreciation of Spokane’s burial grounds.
John Caskey was educated at the University of New Orleans and Louisiana State University. He has visited cemeteries and studied the burial practices of different cultures from many areas of the World. For several years, he has been the historic preservation officer for Fairmount Memorial Association in Spokane, Washington, the administrator of five of Spokane’s oldest community cemeteries. While working at Fairmount, he authored a scholarly study on Traditional Christian Funeral Customs and Burial Practices. He is a member of the Eastern Washington Genealogical Society and the Westerners historical group. He lives in Spokane with his wife Catherine and their two dogs.
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 31 August, 2012.