Elmwood Endures: History of a Detroit Cemetery

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Wayne State University Press, 1996 - Biography & Autobiography - 210 pages
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Elmwood Cemetery is one of the oldest places of burial in Detroit. Less than two miles from downtown, the cemetery's archaic stone monuments are a treasure of artistic carvings, characteristic of the rural cemetery movement. Elmwood's tranquil setting inspires contemplation of nature, life, and death.

Elmwood Endures provides a visual journey of the cemetery's history and landscape. The guidebook features nearly one hundred photographs, along with brief biographies of notable occupants who make up a virtual who's who in Detroit history. Many of those buried—governers, explorers, doctors, mayors, inventors, senators, civil rights leaders, distillers and brewmasters, and civil war generals—helped found and shape the city.

A celebration of an important Detroit landmark, Elmwood Endures reveals Detroit's rich and interesting history.

  

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I've had this book since the late 90s. I've spent countless hours over the years photographing and video recording the marvelous grave sites in the cemetery. If your looking for a book on Elmwood ... Read full review

Contents

PREFACE
9
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
11
Detroits Memorial to the Past
13
Before Elmwood
14
The Rural Cemetery Movement
15
Elmwoods Beginnings
16
Museum of Memorials
18
3O The Landscape
28
Military History
51
Other Stories
53
The Tombstones Curse
54
The Cemetery in Photographs
57
Map of Elmwood Cemetery 1896
61
Elmwood Notables in Brief 151 Governors
151
Mayors
156
U S Senators
159

As Time Goes
32
Elmwood Today
34
Life Stories
37
Nobility 40 The Distiller and the Brewmasters
40
Doctors
41
Inventors
42
Detroits Chemokamun
44
Explorers
45
Black Heritage
47
Black Leaders
160
Civil War Generals
163
A Walking Tour
179
Appendix 1 Feathered Residents
203
Appendix 2 Elmwoods Arboretum
204
Appendix 3 Death Symbols
205
Sources
206
Index
207
Copyright

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About the author (1996)

Michael S. Franck is a staff writer for PS Magazine. A lifelong resident of the Detroit area, he received his M.B.A. and M.S. from the Florida Institute of Technology and is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.