Graveyard shiftsby Nikki Tundel, Minnesota Public Radio
They've been called cities of the silent. But cemeteries actually tell us a lot about society.
St. Paul, Minn. — In some ways, wandering through a cemetery is like walking along a timeline.
Cemeteries evolved dramatically throughout history. And changes in graveyards often reflected changes in society.
Reporter Nikki Tundel explores the origins of our modern day resting places and takes a tour of a St. Paul cemetery to find out what it says about the city.