Oak Ridge Cemetery is the newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s popular Images of America series, by local authors Edward Russo and Curtis Mann, featuring over 200 vintage images.
Springfield’s historic Oak Ridge Cemetery is accounted second only to Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C., as the most visited cemetery in the U.S. The burial place of Abraham Lincoln, Oak Ridge’s dramatically landscaped grounds is an important contribution to American landscape architecture.
Highlights of Oak Ridge Cemetery:
• Includes Oak Ridge Cemetery’s designer William Saunders, who is also the designer of the Gettysburg Cemetery
• Features the story of when gunfire rang out in 1876, while secret service agents attempted to catch grave robbers who had broken into the Lincoln Tomb
• Explains Oak Ridge Cemetery’s role in the Rural Cemetery Movement
• Shows Oak Ridge’s peacefulness and beauty, still enjoyed by the living for walking, riding and quiet reflection
Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and on-line retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com.
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