A Guide to Spokane’s Historic Cemeteries
A guidebook covering locations, histories, architecture & notable residents in Spokane’s historic cemeteries.
Bob Dylan noted of cemeteries, “the past doesn’t pass away so quickly here.” Whether you come to Spokane’s historic cemeteries as a mourner, for a moment of solitude, for poetic inspiration, as a visitor, or as a historical investigator, time indeed does not “pass away so quickly here.”
This guide will assist both the genealogist and the reflective visitor in a definitive stroll through sixty historic and three pet cemeteries in the Spokane County area. It also has a wealth of information on the history of interesting people buried there and stories of long forgotten burial grounds.
The history and stories of Spokane’s cemeteries are the definitive history and stories of Spokane itself. Enjoy!
In his thirty years of practicing International Law, author John Caskey has visited cemeteries around the world, including ancient and modern burial grounds in the Mediterranean, Africa, Asia, and the ornate tombs of Europe. He is an historic preservation consultant for Spokane’s large community cemeteries, and has worked for both the preservation and historical appreciation of Spokane’s burial grounds.