Forest Lawn Cemetery

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Forest Lawn Cemetery

Forest Lawn Cemetery

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The Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo New York was founded by Charles Clark in the year 1849. This lawn covers approximately 250 acres of land with more than 152,000 people being buried there. The most well known graves in this lawn include that of the president Millard Fillmore, Rick James who was a musician and Lawrence Bell who was an inventor. Since its establishment, this lawn has served as a graveyard, park, open-air museum and as an arboretum. Over the years most of the visitors visiting this site have been mainly attracted by the existing monuments, sculptures, and mausoleums. The first sculpture to be erected in this lawn was erected in 1851 that represented the Seneca Indian chief Red Jacket. The Forest Lawn Cemetery provides tours in every summer where each tour possesses a specific theme. Among the examples of the tours which have been provided by this lawn include; Forest Lawn History Bus Tour, Civil Wars Bus Tour, and the Forest Lawn Nature Walk (Francaviglia 501).