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This video was greatly informed by the book "Purified by Fire: A History of Cremation in America" by Stephen Prothero. Thank you Mr. Prothero for giving us all the BONKERS details on this fascinating history.
Anachronist – Oddities by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Purified by Fire: A History of Cremation in America
Prothero, Stephen. University of California Press. 2001.
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