Rockford, Illinois Cemetery Book Released on 815 Day
August 15th is 815 or Rockford Day, and Poplar Grove based publisher Tales of Wonder and Dread Publishing has released a new book to honor that date.
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The first book in the series was published on April 9th and was focused on Cedar Bluff and Greenwood Cemeteries. That book was similarly photo heavy. It was also done by Gary Hill, but included contributions from Ernie Fuhr. On that one the galleries are rounded out by some bios of some of the notable burials and an article by Ernie Fuhr titled "The Ghouls of Greenwood."
The second book was released on April 23rd That book focuses on Guilford Turner and Guilford Union Cemeteries. Volume Two was solely by Gary Hill. The third was released on June 18th. As the other books, Volume Three focuses on Arlington Memorial Park and Union Cemeteries. That one is by Gary Hill and is similarly photo-heavy, with extensive galleries of each cemetery along with some general information on each location and a short segment on one notable burial at Arlington Memorial Park Cemetery.
Going forward the series will continue its focus on cemeteries in Rockford. Each future book will feature two cemeteries. Book five will be released near the end of September. Founded in 2018, Poplar Grove based Tales of Wonder and Dread Publishing has released nine books (other than the Final Resting Places series) to date:. "Life Blood: A Collection of Vampire Tales," "Spooky Rockford: Creepy Tales in the Greater Forest City Area" and "Strange Realities: Collected Short Stories and More by Gary Hill - Expanded and Revised Edition" were all released on September 4th. "Spirited Classics: A Collection of Timeless Ghost Stories" was published one month later. "Original Superheroes:
All of the books will be available in paperback at lulu.com/strangesound and Amazon.com and other book retailers. A hardcover edition of each will be available exclusively at lulu.com/strangesound.
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