You’d think it would be easy to find a dead man in a cemetery. But when there are more than 6000 headstones to roam among, the search can be, well, monumental.
Leo LaCourse should be simple to locate — his distinctive headstone is a granite biplane arcing into the sky. Yet, after five minutes of wandering around Hope Cemetery, I haven’t spotted it. It doesn’t help that this paean to granite artistry, north of Barre on Route 14, covers 65 acres and has roads laid out Vermont style: like meandering cow paths. No angular rows here, à la Arlington National Cemetery.... Read more