May 5 2010

Old Indian Cemetery and Pere Marquette Park, Muskegon, Michigan

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Entrance_Indian Cemetery, MuskegonOn Sunday, May 2, Don, Jan and Donna hopped into the motorhome and drove to Muskegon to visit the Old Indian Cemetery. The original cemetery (the first in Muskegon) was deeded by lumber baron Martin Ryerson to the city of Muskegon and was originally an acre of land. In 1961, there were about 200 burials on the site. Many of the original pioneers of Muskegon, as well as Indians, are buried there. The cemetery, located at 298 Morris Avenue, is now about .4 of an acre and the rest being covered by a parking lot. This was just the last of many inequities to the Indians. The plaques in the cemetery are a reminder of the injustice to Indians. 

From the cemetery, we drove out to Pere Marquette Park. Light House Pere Marquette

 

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