Starting in the 1830s, cemeteries in cities like St. Louis became more than just burial grounds. They became places people visited and conveyors of a city’s collective memory. All this was conveyed in Truman Marcellus Post’s sermon at the dedication of Bellefontaine Cemetery in 1850.
"Death, Civic Pride, and Collective Memory: The Dedication of Bellefontaine Cemetery in St. Louis,"
The Confluence (2009-2020): Vol. 11
, Article 3.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lindenwood.edu/confluence_2009/vol11/iss2/3