Riverside Cemetery

Union and Advertiser June 24, 1893 11-1

The almost entire absence of headstones and monuments will preserve the park-like appearance of the cemetery. Instead of thousands of grotesque and unartistic creations in marble, there will be thousands of varieties of plant, flower and tree. These will be cultivated with consummate skill and the whole region will be a glorious exemplification of the wondrous works of the Almighty' power and love, and will be a continual appeal to the higher nature and nobler aspirations of the living.