History comes alive among the town’s dead

Leonard Village resident Char Sutherby portrayed Amanda Stanton, wife of Dr. John T. Stanton, the man whose vision and drive was instrumental in bringing the railroad to Oxford in 1882. Today, the 16.9-mile Polly Ann Trail runs along the land where the train tracks used to be located. Photo by C.J. Carnacchio

On Sunday afternoon, folks participated in the Northeast Oakland Historical Society’s third annual walking tour of the Oxford Twp. cemetery on W. Burdick St. Seventy-eight tickets were sold. Folks were treated to stories about early residents who helped make the community what it is today. The stories were told by volunteers dressed in period clothing. For more photos, pick up a copy of the Oxford Leader for $1.


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