This was how we buried our poor & mentally ill

Eloise haunts everyone around these parts.

It’s a former mental hospital just outside of Detroit. It has a humble cemetery where its poor and unclaimed residents were buried back in the day. Around 7,000 of them. Here’s the story of two people trying to clean up that decrepit cemetery and running into some serious red tape from the county:

http://michiganradio.org/post/two-friends-try-clean-cemetery-run-trouble#stream/0

Below, Felicia Sills points out a marker–or simple gravestone–that’s been covered by the earth.

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