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If you go to El Paso, be sure to plan an hour (if it’s a really hot summer day) or longer (if the weather’s tolerable) to visit the Concordia Cemetery.

If you’re not going to El Paso, but would like to time-travel back to a 1990s website, you can visit the cemetery’s website.*

Of course, you could always choose to do both.

Concordia Cemetery
El Paso, Texas
photographed 5.2.2010

*This is fun, too.

February 21

The next time you go to El Paso, try to have enough time to visit Concordia Cemetery. The cemetery was founded in the 1850s and there are over 60,000 people buried on the 52 acre site, so it’ll take a while to see everything.

If you plan it right (I didn’t) you might even get to join in on a ghost tour.

Also, this might have happened to me. If you go to the cemetery’s webpage, and click around until you get to the Dia de Los Muertos tab, and you get completely engrossed in looking at the pictures, you will be really, really surprised when the trumpet-y music starts up. So be careful.

El Paso, Texas

photographed 5.2.2010

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