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Wayne State students working to preserve cemetery get national media attention

March 13, 2013

Wayne State University students are working this semester to preserve the historic Oak Hill Cemetery in Pontiac. Anthropology lecturer Teddi Setzer's class is evaluating the cemetery's condition and checking whether its records match information on graves. The National Register of Historic Places placed the cemetery on its registry in 1989. Among those buried at the cemetery are 25 people who died in the Civil War. In another section are the remains of Pontiac's founders. Still another has 10 to 15 infant burials and is nicknamed "Babyland."