Barnes & Noble to Host Book Signing for Pioneer & Military Memorial Park of Phoenix

Local Author Derek D. Hom will be available to sign copies of book
PHOENIX - July 31, 2018 - PRLog -- Barnes & Noble to Host Book Signing for
Pioneer & Military Memorial Park of Phoenix

Local Author Derek D. Hom will be available to sign copies of book

The Pioneer and Military Memorial Park of Phoenix, Arizona consists of a collection of seven historic cemeteries. Started in the 1880s and 1890s, the parks hold the remains of early Phoenician residents; from miners to farmer, merchants to pioneers, each headstone serves as a reminder of the history of the city and those who built it. This book rediscovers the stories of men like Henry Garfias, a popular and prominent lawman, who once served the town as constable and marshal; colorful locals like Rose Gregory, who is remembered as a benevolent madam; and Charles Posten, once regarded as the "Father of Arizona." But there is even more history to be found here; the saga of a landmark that was cyclically forgotten and re-found is a unique story of tragedy and perseverance.

Despite the great men and women buried in its fields, the cemeteries were closed to new burials in 1914 and began to deteriorate. Dedicated citizens banded together in the 1930s to revive their landmark, but progress was halted with the interruption of World War II. Once again, the cemeteries were forgotten. It was not until 1976, the nation's bicentennial, that another group of citizens took up the gauntlet, forming a new Pioneers' Cemetery Association (PCA). Since then, the park has continued in restoration and celebration of the city's history. Written with the PCA, this book continues reclaiming history by revisiting the stories which emerge from beneath the headstones.

Highlights from the book include:

·         Royalties will be donated to Pioneer's Cemetery Association

·         Traces history of the early Phoenix through stories of its first residents

·         Product of over 30 years of archaeological, historical, and genealogical research

Join the author for a signing:

Where:  Barnes & Noble

10235 N. Metro Pkwy East

Phoenix, AZ 85051

When:  Saturday, August 11th, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or online.

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