ECALT - An Historical Visit to Troy NY

Part of the Erie Canal Adventure Lab Trail Oakwood Cemetery is a nonsectarian rural cemetery in northeastern Troy, NY. It was established in 1848 and went into service in 1850. It features four man-made lakes, two residential structures, a chapel with Tiffany stained glass windows, a crematorium that was built and has been in use since the mid-1800s, 24 mausolea, and about 60,000 graves, and has about 29 miles of roads. Oakwood was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. Prominent Americans such as Uncle Sam Wilson, Russell Sage, Emma Willard, and at least 14 members of the United States House of Representatives, and the founders of both Troy and Lansingburgh are buried at Oakwood.  It also offers a famous panoramic view of the Husdon River Valley and has been called the "most concentrated and complete overview of American history anywhere in America". BONUS CACHE GC8TQP9

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