My good friend and graving buddy Steve Goldstein (BeneathLosAngeles.com) flagged me on a story coming out of Boston, where a tourist exploring historic Granary Burying Ground stepped on a grave and fell waist-deep into a forgotten staircase leading to an unmarked crypt.
Says Steve, "This is where it all started for me over 40 years ago. I took (my wife) Jennifer here just this past September to show her around."
By the way, Steve's four decades of grave hunting enthusiasm and dedication to learning about history by traversing cemeteries has recently culminated in his first book, L.A.'s Graveside Companion: Where the V.I.P.s R.I.P.
I've been on countless tours of Los Angeles area cemeteries with Steve, as a friend and as an appreciative "client" when he conducts tours for the Studio for Southern California History. He knows his stuff, and I highly recommend adding his book to your graving collection!