“A CEMETERY UNLIKE ANY OTHER IN THE WORLD, IN A TOWN UNLIKE ANY OTHER IN THE USA.
AN OPPORTUNITY FOR PIONEERTOWN UNLIKE ANY OTHER TO DATE.
PIONEERTOWN PRESERVATION PARK!”
"The Pioneertown Preservation Park Project (P4) will harvest all of the greatest past and present interment designs and technology to allow for maximum use of both space and resources. In addition to this, P4 will also incorporate an innovative long-term cemetery financing plan by offering, from the start, amenities which present day cemeteries are only starting to offer.
In correlation with the numerous potential non-traditional amenities that P4 will offer, this necropolis will have a goal unlike many modern day burial grounds: the celebration and preservation of life, both before and after death.
Think of a cemetery that also acts like a country club.
That’s exactly what P4 is going for!"
"This website is simply a rough sketch of P4's prospectus. It was designed to help others understand what I have planned for the project so far, where I’m coming from as its creator, what I’d like to see happen and how much work/help it will entail.
While there is still an enormous amount of research, footwork, paperwork and even more research left to do, the information in this presentation was gathered after a great deal of diligent research and can be viewed as more than just loosely accurate.
With that all said, I hope that you enjoy Pioneertown Preservation Park!"
"Cemeteries we built for ourselves, increasingly after 183o, were places with winding roads and picturesque vistas. The idea being that you leave behind the mercantile world outside the gates and enter into the space where you can meditate, where you can come into contact with spirituality and concentrate. They were quite important spaces for recreation as well. Keep in mind, the great rural cemeteries were built at a time when there weren't public parks, or art museums, or botanical gardens in American cities. You suddenly had large pieces of ground, filled with beautiful sculptures and horticultural art. People flocked to cemeteries for picnics, for hunting and shooting and carriage racing. These places became so popular that not only were guidebooks issued to guide visitors, but all kinds of rules were posted."
- Keith Eggener, Associate Professor of American Art and Architecture, University of Missouri & Author of Cemeteries, 2o1o.
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