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Monument to William Augustus Spencer: Passenger on the Titanic

Established in 1838, Green-Wood Cemetery is known as the most beautiful rural cemetery in New York City, with rolling hills carved by an ancient glacier, a rogue flock of green parrots that nests in the spires of the entrance gate, and statuary created by the most notable artists of the 19th and early 20th century. It also contains memorials to the catastrophic Brooklyn Theater Fire of 1876, the Malbone Street train crash that claimed 93 victims, the 1840 burning of the Lexington steamship, the recent, but almost forgotten, 1960 Park Slope Plane Crash, and more ghastly incidents of disaster.

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Taken on June 9, 2012