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Tina Bucuvalas

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781617031403

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617031403.001.0001

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Eternal Be Their Memory!

Eternal Be Their Memory!

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(p.154) Eternal Be Their Memory!
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The Florida Folklife Reader
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Stavros K. Frangos

Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617031403.003.0010

The Cycadia Cemetery in Tarpon Springs, Florida, is known for its unusual gravesites. Founded in 1886, it was deeded to Tarpon Springs in 1946 and remains under the city’s administration until today. The cemetery is notable for the presence of sponge divers and boat captains on its grounds. The overall presence of Greeks at Cycadia reflects their demographic standing along the Gulf Coast of Florida. Aside from tombstones, gravesites are demarcated using a number of other means, such as granite or marble, iron-work fences, and marble posts with chains.

Keywords:   gravesites, Cycadia Cemetery, Tarpon Springs, Florida, sponge divers, boat captains, Greeks, tombstones

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