2016 Ramblings Issue

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The Caroline Ellis Landscape Award Paula Lundy Levy Tuck’t In: A Walking Tour of Historic Prospect Hill Cemetery

Paula Lundy Levy began collecting information about those i nterred at Prospect Hill Cemetery in 2004 and became ­ ­fascinated with the lives of past Nantucketers. She gathered enough information to warrant a book. This p­ ublication, filled with detailed biographies and old photographs, has helped bring attention to the island’s cemeteries—one of our key historic landscapes. The book has become an invaluable record for historians and anyone interested in ­N antucket’s rich history. Sales of the book, which was published by the Prospect Hill Cemetery Association, help fund preservation, conservation, and restoration efforts at the historic cemetery. 37