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Save Austin's Cemeteries is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving historic cemeteries in Austin through documentation and education, and promoting historic cemeteries of Austin as local and state cultural resources.

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Time to Vote for the 5th annual SAC photo contest!

The 5th annual Save Austin's Cemeteries Photo Contest voting has started!  Please vote for your top 12 favorite photos in the Save Austin’s Cemeteries 2014 Photo Contest!

SAC received lots of terrific photos featuring the five city cemeteries of Austin – some of beautiful statuary, others of damaged headstones, and others of the residents. Each one helps tell the story of these historic cemeteries.

Vote for your top 12 favorite photos at:


The 12 photos gaining the most votes will be featured in the Save Austin’s Cemeteries 2015 calendar, which will be available soon. Please limit your votes to 12 votes per email address.

Voting ends September 30, 2014 at midnight, so make your votes count!

Save Austin's Cemeteries is proud to offer Austin's Historic Oakwood Cemetery: Under the Shadow of the Texas Capitol for sale.  Oakwood Cemetery is a collection of graves and also of stories.

These stories of Austin's beginnings form the foundation of a modern metropolis and have created the vibrant cultural and political heart of Texas.

In compiling this volume of narratives and photographs, we hoped to create connections from Austin's start as a 19th century wild outpost to the 21st century city we know today. If you've visited Oakwood, even if you've only driven through on Main Street, you cannot have missed the names Zilker, Kreisle, and Scarbrough on the monuments that line either side of the street. If you've explored a bit further, more familiar names appear along the shady lanes, and questions begin. Who exactly were these people, why are their names all over town, what did they contribute to Austin? And who are the others, and are there nameless ones--surely there are many?

The tales and pictures in this book will answer some of those questions. In our continuing preservation work in Oakwood Cemetery, we've learned its stories from the shades and shadows and we're eager to share them with you. $16.25 each including sales tax. 6"x9" paperback with 126 pages, black and white photographs on semi-gloss paper. Shipping & handling $5.95 (for up to 6 books).

All proceeds from book sales will benefit cemetery preservation projects.

Click Here to order your copy.

For more information or to pick up a copy of the book, please contact info@sachome.org.

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