Historian and author John Hallwas was looking for a different take on Macomb's history. He found it by going through its grandest old graveyard, which is Oakwood Cemetery.
The result is the book Here to Stay: Reflections on the Dead in a Small Town Cemetery. It will be released in the coming days.
“Cemeteries are like huge puzzles. The more time you spend strolling through them, noticing things ... there are many mysteries in the cemetery,” Hallwas said. “The cemetery is a big vast canvas of mysteries.”