Early Quakers believed that ornate gravestones communicated the dominion of the upper classes, even in death. Earlham College professor Thomas Hamm takes us through the history of Quaker cemeteries.

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Comment by Forrest Curo on 6th mo. 5, 2015 at 4:50pm

Not only did Anne & I find one of these in an old Massachusetts Meeting House yard -- but when we asked about it, the guy who usually looked after the grounds told us that one tourist had looked at the identical small tombstones, and remarked, "I always like to stop at military cemeteries."

One of those tombstones, however, was out of ranks. Though near the center of the group, she was under a tree. "She wanted it that way," we were told. "She was always like that."

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