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Mount Pleasant

How great is the cemetery at the summit of Queen Anne Hill? Well, Asa Mercer, William Bell (of Denny Party fame), and Washington Governor John McGraw haven't budged since they arrived at Mount Pleasant more than a century ago. The cemetery dates back to an era when funeral grounds were premier public spaces, a notion evident in the rolling, tree-lined paths and city views. Since many saplings were planted for the cemetery's opening back in 1895, Mount Pleasant now boasts a diverse collection of mature trees unparalleled throughout the Pacific Northwest. HANNA RASKIN 700 W. Raye St., 282-1270, mtpleasantcemeteryseattle.com

 
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