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Holt Cemetery New Orleans

Holt Cemetery New Orleans

Holt Cemetery is basically a potter's field-- the final resting place for some of New Orleans poor and indigent peoples for over a century. Because it's a cemetery for the poor, people are buried in the ground rather than housed in the mausoleums you see throughout the city's scenic cemeteries. More prosperous dead people rot in fancy tombs, but most of the graves here are personally decorated with bed frames, brightly-painted piles of earthly possessions, wooden headstones, and planter boxes, among other touching displays.