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Come to Where Death Welcomes You

Come to Where Death Welcomes You

Come to Where Death Welcomes You
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/local/20160325_C…
March 25, 2016 by Stu Bykofsky

‘IT IS the most interesting neighborhood in the city,” says Patricia Stringer. There are 100,000 residents in its 85 acres and not one complains about crime, city services, taxes, schools, or anything else. That’s because they’re all dead. They are interred in Laurel Hill Cemetery, the first graveyard to be designated a National Historical Landmark. Stringer, 62, is one of 30 volunteer tour guides. The cemetery in East Falls, established in 1836, is bounded by Ridge Avenue on the east, and overlooks Kelly Drive and the Schuylkill to the west. It is a view of beauty and tranquillity…