Bob Hook and Mary Kroemer Interview, 2011

This is an interview with Bob Hook, Garfield Monument Guide and Mary Kroemer, Lakeview Cemetery Public Relations Director. In the first part of the interview there is discussion about former President Garfield and Hook as a history teacher. The interview continues with conversation about the monument regarding the design and raising funds for construction. It is noted the monument is the highest point at Lakeview with a view of Lake Erie. It was a major attraction and cemeteries were places to visit. Later in the interview there is more detail about the construction of the monument. In the later part of the interview there is more talk about present day activities and how the monument is used during Memorial Day and Veterans Day ceremonies. In closing there is also some more detail about the cemetery and the band concerts on the hillside and walking tours.

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