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September 23, 2009



Great reading! Thanks Larry.

Potters Field on the western outskirts? Does this cemetary exist today? Fascinating reading... I'm always on the lookout for a Savannah-Nassau connection.

Erasmus Folly

As always, fascinating... thanks Larry. Keep at it!


thanks so much for this! I too wondered about the potter's field cemetery, where would it be today?

larry smith

An Act to alter the name of Potter's Field Burial Ground to the Western Cemetery.
3 of 1906

The burial ground on Augusta Street in the Island of New Providence and now known as Potter's Field Burial Ground shall, from and after the passing of this Act, be known as The Western Cemetery and all references to such burial ground in any Act of Assembly or any rule, regulation or order having the force and effect of law under the name of Potter's Field Burial Ground shall be read and construed as though in every such instance the words "The Western Cemetery" were therein substituted in lieu of the words "Potter's Field Burial Ground."

David C. Long

Enjoyed this article. I can't get enough of our history. Thanks

Ron Clarke

Really enjoyed this article. I take special note of the turtle steak and soup, pigeon pie and baked crab. Today, in 2009, a weekend is complete
if we have a "good funeral" to attend.


"notes that the beaches along the route were covered with sea grape trees which "form an excellent shelter from the sun"

So what all this hullabaloo in the fight for the casuarina about?

larry smith

that's the point I wanted to make.

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