Oakwood Cemetery

Oakwood Cemetery Tour
7:00 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Honoring Macomb’s Military Heritage

A military veteran's grave in Oakwood Cemetery
Credit Rich Egger

Two tours of Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb will be held on Memorial Day with a focus on local military figures.

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Friends Group Formed
7:17 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

A Helping Hand for Historic Oakwood Cemetery

One of the markers in Oakwood Cemetery
Credit Rich Egger

Even a cemetery can use a little love sometimes, and the group "Friends of Oakwood Cemetery" plans to put a little love into the grand old graveyard in Macomb.

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Replacing Old & Damaged Trees
5:45 pm
Sat September 22, 2012

City Tree Farm Possible for Macomb

This field could be used to start a city-owned tree farm in Macomb
Rich Egger

Older cities generally have some older trees. A city council member suggested Macomb be prepared for the replacement process by starting a tree farm.

Alderman At Large Dennis Moon said Macomb could use some city-owned land just east of Oakwood Cemetery to plant the trees.

"The newer part of Oakwood needs some trees. The older part is losing a lot of its trees because of storm damage and they are getting some age on them," Moon said.

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New Book & Cemetery Tours
10:11 pm
Wed May 23, 2012

Digging Up History at Macomb's Oakwood Cemetery

John Hallwas in Oakwood Cemetery
Rich Egger

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.”

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