Nebraska City, Nebraska: Tombstone Shaped like a Desk

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Wyuka Cemetery

Address:
S. 19th St., Nebraska City, NE
Directions:
Southwest edge of the city. Drive south on S. 19th St. until it turns into a brick road, then turn right into the first entrance for Wyuka Cemetery. Drive straight in a little way, then turn right. The desk will be on the right, an ornate roll-top, standing all alone, at the Harding plot.
Phone:
402-873-6552
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Tombstone desk.

Tombstone Shaped like a Desk

Very old grave site, but looks like they keep it up.

[Tim Grimes, 04/01/2015]
Tombstone in Shape of Desk

Cemetery South off Ne Rt 2 contains a number of unique tombstones. One is in shape of a life-sized desk with a number of open books containing the names of the deceased. There are also a number of tombstones shaped like various forms of logs.

[Charles Lynn, 08/08/2005]

The desk is an ornate roll-top marking the 19th century Harding family plot. Nebraska City is the "Home of Arbor Day," and seems to have inspired the profusion of log and stump gravestones in Wyuka Cemetery.

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