Friday, August 2, 2013
31 Days of Geocaching: Day 2
This is an interesting Detroit site. There used to be a cemetery on Russell Street but it was slowly taken over by neglect and a little farmers market (eventually called Eastern Market - ever heard of it?)
All the bodies were exhumed and moved to the Conner Creek Detroit Grosse Pointe Cemetery on Gunston Street.
Again, neglect took over, the notables were moved to Historic Elmwood Cemetery, and this cemetery was forgotten. Bits of it were walked off with. It became a local park. It fell off city maps. A highway was built through it.
This rock (with the Daughters of the American Revolution plaque) and this small section of fencing is all that's left.
To read more about this fascinating story, click here: http://coord.info/GC49W81