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Detroit's Mount Olivet Cemetery (Images of America: Michigan)
Mount Olivet was the second Catholic cemetery developed by the Mount Elliott Cemetery Association. Now surrounded by city, Mount Olivet was nestled in the countryside when it opened in 1888. Directions in 1900 instructed visitors to reach the cemetery via train or electric streetcar. Round-trip was 35cents on the Grand Trunk Railroad. The varied backgrounds of those buried ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published November 13th 2006 by Arcadia Publishing
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Jun 17, 2008 Monica rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Monica by: KC
The subject of Arcadia publishing came up and a friend went to the other room and came back with three books on Detroit's cemeteries. I've never been to this one so I can't say if it's beautiful. She's a cemetery nut and her grandparents are here so we'll probably visit one day. The photographs do not make the sculpture look outstanding, many families are are not famous today but there are a few events recorded that raise your eyebrows, including the murder of Benedetto Evangelista, his wife Eli ...more