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“Beautiful Historic Cemtery”

Bohemian National Cemetery
Ranked #268 of 641 things to do in Chicago
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Toronto, Canada
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“Beautiful Historic Cemtery”
Reviewed 12 November 2008

This cemetery was supposedly founded back in the 1870's because an Irish priest refused to bury some Czechs. It is beautiful and unusual, with a gate resembling a Bohemian castle. Highlight are the mausoleum of Chicago mayor Anton Cermak, killed by a bullet intended for Roosevelt; the lovely "Mother" statue and the eerie "Pilgrim"; the large chapel (used in an action film); and a selection of very sculptural monuments. The cemetery was jusr recognized with a corporate grant to renovate its century old water tower.

Also visit the lovely Gompers Park if in the area.

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