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  1. CREMATION The Changing Landscape of Cemeteries

  2. History of Cremation • Cremation Association Web site • (www.cremationassociation.org/html/history.html) • Current movement dates to late 1800’s • Professor Brunetti, Italy, 1873 developed a workable chamber • Cremation society of England founded in 1874 and first crematories in 1878

  3. United states • First crematory in Pennsylvania in 1876 (Dr. Julius LeMoyne) • 1884 saw a second one built in Pennsylvania • Big push came from Protestant clergy • And medical profession • By 1913 when Cremation Association of American was created, 52 crematories and 10,000 cremations • By 1999 – 1,468 crematories & 595,617 cremations

  4. Statistics • What are the top 5 countries in the world cremating individuals, % of death • Bottom 5 counties, % of death • Top 5 States in U.S., % of death • Bottom 5 States, % of death • Where does Minnesota fit?

  5. Questions • What patterns can you discern if any? • Is there anything about the ones that do vs. those that don’t? • Why is cremation going up? • What impact will this trend have on the cultural records of graveyards? • What is a “green” burial? • Where do you stand? Are you for or against cremations?

  6. Top countries • Hong Kong, 80.75% • Czech Republic, 76.04% • Switzerland, 75.51% • Denmark, 71.30% • Great Britain, 70.70 • Sweden, 69.57%

  7. Bottom Countries • Cuba, .47% • Ghana, 1.78% • Republic of Ireland, 5.40% • South Africa, 6.0% • Italy, 6.62% • Argentina, 7.53%

  8. Top U.S. • Hawaii, 61.26 • Nevada, 60.69% • Washington, 60.58% • Oregon, 59.09% • Arizona, 56.47% • Alaska, 54.85% • Montana, 53.13% • Colorado, 50.79% • California, 48.45% • New Hampshire, 48.34%

  9. Bottom U.S. • Alabama, 4.44% • Tennessee, 4.95% • Mississippi, 7.20% • Kentucky, 9.05% • Louisiana, 12.13% • West Virginia, 13.95 • Arkansas, 15.93% • South Carolina, 16.26% • Indiana, 16.27% • South Dakota, 16.97%

  10. Minnesota • 33.04% in 2002

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