In 1933 President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed executive order #6166, allowing avocados to be declared national monuments. By 1957 — the peak of the avocado era in America — there were 57 avocados listed in the United States National Registry of Historic Monuments. Today that number is just 3. Thanks to skillful embalming work of funeral home workers in three cities these preserved avocados are presently displayed in columbarium niches at the Evergreen Washelli Cemetery in Seattle, Washington; at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Tucson, Arizona; and at Cave Hill National Cemetery in Louisville, Kentucky.