New Maps of Juneau, Alaska’s Evergreen Cemetery to Go Online in October

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The following excerpt is from the June 22, 2015 edition of Alaska Public Media.

A grease-smudged stack of 25 fading sheets of paper in a storage shed is one of only two copies of who’s buried where in Evergreen Cemetery. All the burials since 1986 are handwritten, but that’s about to change. The City and Borough of Juneau was recently awarded a grant to map its graves digitally.

Inside the cemetery storage shed, along with gardening tools and a lawnmower, is an invaluable stack papers.

“Basically 25 pages of maps that show all the plots,” Patterson says.

… More than 8,000 people are buried at Evergreen. The cemetery dates back to the 1880s when it was moved from its original spot on Chicken Hill.

The City and Borough of Juneau was awarded a $17,000 grant in federal funds to put a cemetery map online.

The Evergreen Cemetery map goes online in October.

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