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Introduction

The Hope Cemetery in Barre, Vermont contains some of the finest examples of memorial design and granite craftsmanship ever produced.

Situated in the "Granite Capital of the World," Hope cemetery presents a rich and distinguished history of memorial art in stone, one of the oldest expressions of American Culture. For these reasons, Hope exerts a profound influence on the memorial art of other cemeteries throughout the country.

Hope cemetery was established in 1895 and originally contained 53 acres. Since that time it has expanded to a total of 65 acres. Edward P. Adams, a nationally known landscape architect, created the original plan for the cemetery. Each new section of the grounds is the result of expert counsel and modern design.

As you view this photo album, click on any of the small, thumbnail images to see a bigger version.

If you see a tombstone of an ancestor or other relative in this collection, contact me and I'll send you a high resolution image of that stone. Had I used the original 8-megapixel photos in this photo album, you might have needed a day to simply download and view the entire album!

Please feel free to copy and re-use two or three of these photographs on other, noncommercial websites. I'd appreciate it if you didn't take all of them, however.

All of these photographs were taken by Dick Eastman or Pam Cerutti, with one exception that is clearly labeled as such.