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Recorded by A.L.Zetterstrom, February 1994
From the City of Saratoga Springs, east on Union Avenue, past the racetrack and before exit 14 of Route 87, on the south side of Union Avenue is Yaddo.
The Trask cemetery is the newer of the two small cemeteries on the grounds of Yaddo, the older being the Barhyte cemetery. Follow the road past the mansion and the Trask cemetery is on a hill at the end of the private road.
The Trask cemetery at Yaddo goes by many names including the "Circle of Friends", "Holy Hill" and "Tel-Almukaddas". This is the spot that Katrina Trask loved and picked for her burial site prior to her death in January of 1922. Her grave is at the center, and around her in a circle are a large cross at the 12 o'clock position and five markers at the 2,4,6,8, & 10 o'clock positions. Each stone is of pink granite with a name plate of ornate brass sculptured by Alex J. Ettl. None of the markers are dated.
For more information about the persons buried here, see Yaddo Yesterday and Today , 1933, by Marjorie Peabody Waite or one of the many other books by and about Spencer and Katrina Trask.
Katrina Trask (born 1853 - died January 1922)
Spencer Trask "Guardian Spirit Ever Here" (Mr. Trask is actually
buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn with the four Trask children.
He was born Sept 18, 1844 and died December 31, 1909)
Allena Gilbert Pardee "Ever in the Circle"
Marjorie Peabody Waite
George Foster Peabody "Ever Close Friend" (died 1938)
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