Thursday, January 23, 2014

Houston's Glenwood Cemetery is Lasting Reminder of City's Rich History

The following video features a look at historic Glenwood Cemetery, founded in 1871 in Houston, Texas. Glenwood’s collection of statuary and monuments are reminders of Houston’s rich history and the men and women who shaped it.

Included among them are the last President of the Republic of Texas, four Governors, and more than twenty Houston Mayors, along with founders of major oil companies, religious and professional leaders, and others who have made significant contributions to Houston.

Read more about Glenwood Cemetery in Houston's Silent Garden: Glenwood Cemetery, 1871-2009, published by Texas A&M University Press in 2010. In it, Suzanne Turner and Joanne Seale Wilson reveal the story of this beautifully wooded and landscaped preserve's development -- a story that is also very much entwined with the history of Houston.

Accompanied by the breathtaking photography of Paul Hester, the book chronicles the cemetery's origins from its inception in 1871 to the present day.

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