Brooklyn Historical Society Vs. Greenwood Cemetery

There was a big difference in going to the Brooklyn Historical Society and looking at maps, and going to the cemetery and seeing the space in person.  I understand that the topography has not changed since it was farm land, confirming that the land was never actually turned into lots for homes.  The scale of the place became much more real to me than looking at the maps.  Being that we only covered a small part of the cemetery in our time there it puts in perspective that the cemetery is incredibly large.  This is also shown in the maps in that the area that was supposed to be used for homes is also a small percentage of the entire cemetery.  Overall being there in person was of course much more helpful in putting its scale into perspective but I am thankful for the knowledge I gained from the Brooklyn Historical Society.


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