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Alta Vista Cemetery

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Type: Black-and-white photographs
Title: Alta Vista Cemetery
Date: 1953
Description: Alta Vista Cemetery, 1953. Digitized reproduction of a photograph taken of the main entrance to Alta Vista, the city cemetery, 1953. Located on Jesse Jewell Parkway (previously West Broad Street, before street name was changed). The land was formerly owned by Ex-Governor Allen D. Candler, who reserved a lot for his family. Thomas Bennett, who died in 1872, was the first person to be buried in the cemetery. In the late 1960s there were over 7,000 graves in the cemetery. The name Alta Vista means "High View".

Caption: "Hall County Library Photo Collection (0080) Gainesville, Georgia."

Digitized by: Digital Techniques, Inc.

Electronic version made available through a federal Library Services and Technology Act Grant and Georgia Public Library Services.

Subjects: Alta Vista Cemetery (Gainesville, Ga.) | Cemeteries--Georgia--Gainesville | Hall County (Ga.) | Gainesville (Ga.)
Contributors: Hall County Library System (Ga.)
Online Publisher: [Gainesville, Ga. : Hall County Library System], 2001
Original Material: 1 photograph : b&w ; 25 x 20 cm. | Forms part of: Hall County, Georgia historical photograph collection.
Rights and Usage: Cite as: [Name of photograph], Hall County, Georgia historical photograph collection, Hall County Library System.
Persistent Link to Item: http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/hall/hchp/do:0080

Related Institutions: Hall County Library System (Ga.)
Collection Information: Hall County Georgia Historical Photograph Collection