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This sepulchre in St. Bonaventure cemetery grabbed by attention primarily because of the trees behind it and the moon high up in the sky. The grave, as far as I know, contains nobody of particular fame.

St. Bonaventure cemetery is famous primarily because of the book (and movie) Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. It contains a number of graves of famous people, most notably (for me, anyway) Conrad Aiken and Johnny Mercer. It is on a lovely site overlooking the Savannah River.

Savannah has always had a large Jewish population; one section of St. Bonaventure is a Jewish cemetery. There (although we could not find it, and it was too late in the day for there to be anyone there to help us) there is a grave containing ashes of 344 holocaust victims.

Overall, it was an interesting cemetery, worth the trip if you are in Savannah (which I would highly recommend as a city). But it doesn't really compare that well in terms of interesting or over-the-top gravesites to, say, Forest Hills or Mt. Auburn cemeteries here in Boston.

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