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Country funerals full of tradition
Now and Then
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Modern funerary science, compared to that of ancient Egypt, is not new, but its practice came to rural Georgia rather late. Most people were farmers, leading to low population density. Before the railroad building boom of the late 19th century dotted the back country with coal and water stops — some of which became towns — there were few “urban” spots of any sort, mostly county seats, which were small and much fewer in number in 1900.
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