Monthly Archives: April 2011

One of Detroit’s oldest surviving graveyards

Detroit’s Mount Elliott Cemetery (MI) by Cecile Wendt Jensen My rating: 3 of 5 stars I am glad there is a guide to this old and historic place. Unfortunately for my taste, this book leans more toward genealogy and listing … Continue reading

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The Gem of the Motor City

Elmwood Endures: History of a Detroit Cemetery by Michael S. Franck My rating: 4 of 5 stars The fascinating introductory essay in this book places Elmwood Cemetery firmly inside the history of Detroit and connects it to the rural cemetery … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #12: Elmwood Cemetery

Elmwood Cemetery 1200 Elmwood Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48207 Telephone: (313) 567-3453 Established: 1846 Size: 86 acres Number of interments: 51,000 Open: 8 to 4 daily October 1 until April 30. 7 to 7 daily May 1 until September 30. Full … Continue reading

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A lovely graveyard in Detroit

Detroit’s Woodlawn Cemetery: MI by Albert Dale Northup My rating: 5 of 5 stars Unlike the adequate if uninspired photography in most Images of America cemetery guides, this book is beautifully illustrated with closeups of decorations throughout Woodlawn Cemetery. This … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Lines

Today is the 105th anniversary of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. It’s a good day to celebrate the beauty of the city that I love. This was taken last November in the San Francisco National Cemetery. I’d been sick for … Continue reading

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