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Elmwood Endures

History of a Detroit Cemetery

Michael S. Franck

Detroit, History

Great Lakes Books Series

Published: September 1996
ISBN: 9780814325919
Pages: 216 Size: 7x10 Illustrations: 95

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.

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.