NPR Series: Dead Stop http://www.kunc.org en Preserving Riverside: Denver's Historic Pioneer Cemetery http://www.kunc.org/post/preserving-riverside-denvers-historic-pioneer-cemetery <p>There’s something about cemeteries – especially when they are old. Denver’s Riverside Cemetery is 136 years old and has been hosting a handful of brave souls to tour the cemetery at night.</p><p> Mon, 29 Oct 2012 13:45:35 +0000 Nathan Heffel 35650 at http://www.kunc.org Preserving Riverside: Denver's Historic Pioneer Cemetery 'Gatsby' Author Fitzgerald Rests In A D.C. Suburb http://www.kunc.org/post/gatsby-author-fitzgerald-rests-dc-suburb Every weekday, thousands of commuters to the nation's capital drive past the grave of a celebrated American author, and it's a good bet they don't realize it.<p>F. Scott Fitzgerald, the author of <em>The Great Gatsby</em>, was born in St. Paul, Minn.; he's associated with that city, as well as Paris, the Riviera and New York. But he's buried in Rockville, Md., outside Washington, D.C., next to a highway between strip malls and train tracks.<p>Scott Fitzgerald, as he was known, was the prime chronicler of the Jazz Age of the Roaring '20s. Fri, 07 Sep 2012 07:07:00 +0000 33287 at http://www.kunc.org 'Gatsby' Author Fitzgerald Rests In A D.C. Suburb A Resting Place For Hunting Hounds In Alabama http://www.kunc.org/post/resting-place-hunting-hounds-alabama Seventy-five years ago, Key Underwood and his raccoon-hunting dog Troop had a connection. Years of training and a deep relationship make human and canine a seamless hunting unit. The two can share a special bond.<p>So when old Troop died, Underwood buried him on the crest of a hill hidden away in the lush countryside near Cherokee, Ala. It was Underwood's favorite hunting spot. Mon, 03 Sep 2012 07:58:00 +0000 Debbie Elliott 33066 at http://www.kunc.org A Resting Place For Hunting Hounds In Alabama A Wild Resting Place For Gunslingers And Cowboys http://www.kunc.org/post/wild-resting-place-gunslingers-and-cowboys If you're from a state once considered the "Old West," odds are you've heard of a Boot Hill graveyard. Turns out there are a number of Boot Hill cemeteries in the West, so named because many of their inhabitants died violently — with their boots on.<p>But of all the Boot Hill cemeteries, none is as famous as Boot Hill in Tombstone, Ariz.<p>It's a tough-looking place. No lawn, just gravel, mesquite trees and cactus. The graves are covered with stones to keep varmints from digging up the bones.<p>Boot Hill was open only from 1878 to 1884 — it took just six years to fill up with graves. Tue, 14 Aug 2012 07:40:00 +0000 Ted Robbins 32106 at http://www.kunc.org A Wild Resting Place For Gunslingers And Cowboys In Warhol's Memory, Soup Cans And Coke Bottles http://www.kunc.org/post/warhols-memory-soup-cans-and-coke-bottles Andy Warhol is often remembered as larger than life, but it's all too easy to miss where he's buried.<p>The pop artist's grave is in the modest St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Cemetery, on a hill overlooking a highway about 20 minutes outside of downtown Pittsburgh.<p>Eric Shiner, director of the <a href="http://www.warhol.org/" target="_blank">Andy Warhol Museum</a>, says it's a pretty typical cemetery for Pennsylvanians with Eastern European roots.<p>"Which is, of course, ironic," Shiner says. Mon, 06 Aug 2012 06:59:00 +0000 31598 at http://www.kunc.org In Warhol's Memory, Soup Cans And Coke Bottles