Celebrate 135 Years of Cemetery History

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  • Chicago, IL (1888PressRelease) October 28, 2014 - More than just a graveyard, Mount Greenwood Cemetery is a reflection of what this small Chicago neighborhood has been and what it will become. Local historian, Margaret M. Kapustiak, and President of the Mount Greenwood Cemetery Association, Paula K. Everett, team up to share the 300-year history of this sacred place using more than 200 vintage images. As the newest addition to Arcadia Publishing's Images of America series, Mount Greenwood Cemetery chronicles the changes, honors the families, and remembers the heroes and disasters that helped create this Chicago landmark.

    Established in 1879 on 111th Street in the Beverly area of Chicago, Mount Greenwood Cemetery is an open-air museum reflecting centuries of history. Its Victorian in style, with its large, decorative monuments set on a rolling landscape amid winding roads. Mount Greenwood is an oasis treasured not only by its neighbors, but by the families whose loved ones rest there. In addition to being the final resting place for everyday people, it is home to educators, artists, veterans, ministers, and a host of heroes and people who lost their lives in epidemics and horrific disasters.

    Mount Greenwood is not your average cemetery, filled with ghosts and the empty promise of visitors. On any given day, joggers in colorful gear can be seen running past a group on a brisk morning walk. Signs announce an upcoming history program or 5K race. Workers plant flowers on the grounds, while family historians ponder the memorials. With more than enough information available to cover the cemetery's history, this book is a product of the generosity and interest of local professionals and family historians.

    Highlights of Mount Greenwood Cemetery include:
    - Tales of the progression of funeral customs from the 19th century to present-day
    - Images and stories of the disasters that led to some of the cemetery's residents
    - Dedication to the heroes and families of those buried on the premises.

    Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or online.

    Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States. Our mission is to make history accessible and meaningful through the publication of books on the heritage of America's people and places.

    Discover more than 8,500 small towns and downtowns at http://www.arcadiapublishing.com.

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