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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Echoes from Riverside Cemetery in Moline, Illinois






Heritage Documentaries, Inc.

Press Release: November 22, 2010

Announcing a book signing and sale:

Echoes From Riverside Cemetery: Moline, Illinois

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Monday Evening, December 6, 2010
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Lagomarcino’s Confectionery
1422 5th Avenue, Moline, Illinois

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Authors Kathleen Seusy, Diann Moore, Curtis C. Roseman, and Regena Schantz will be present to sign books, which sell for $20 each.

Echoes from Riverside is an innovative community history, telling carefully-documented stories of the lives of 109 people buried at Moline’s Riverside Cemetery. Included are people from diverse classes, ages, occupations, and backgrounds who were featured at twelve annual Echoes from Riverside cemetery walk events. Their stories open a dramatic window on the history of Moline.

The book also includes a history of the cemetery itself. The lower 1851 section is one of the earliest in the area and the upper 1872 expansion was designed by William Le Baron Jenney, widely known as the “father of the skyscraper.” Jenny’s design transformed the cemetery into picturesque burial grounds draped over the Mississippi River bluffs, offering visitors spectacular vistas of the river and its valley. The 270-page book includes hundreds of high-quality photos and other images that enhance the stories of the people featured. The book’s publication was made possible by a generous grant from the Moline Foundation.

For Further Information, Contact:              

Curtis or Elizabeth Roseman    309 764 6122  or  croseman@usc.edu