Highland Park Cemetery | Ionia, Michigan

Highland Park Cemetery | Ionia, Michigan


One of the most beautiful cemeteries I have seen, Highland Park Cemetery in Ionia, Michigan has it all.

Highland Park Cemetery in Ionia Michigan photo taken by Ionia native Jason Humbracht in 2014

Inside Crypt

From giant obelisks with statues atop and tributes to Civil war fallen, to hidden crypts and giant mausoleums. In honor of Memorial Weekend I took a quick trip to Ionia for a stroll around the grounds at dusk.

Crypt of Minnehaha Highland Park Cemetery in Ionia Michigan photo taken by Ionia native Jason Humbracht in 2014

Crypt of Minnehaha, Highland Park Cemetery, Ionia Michigan

In June 2016, I was contacted first by the Sentinel Standard, the local paper of Ionia, Michigan, about the crypt in these images. Shortly after the Fox affiliate out of Grand Rapids, Michigan contacted me regarding the same tombs, as well as the Michigan State Police. 

Highland Park Cemetery in Ionia Michigan photo taken by Ionia native Jason Humbracht in 2014

Crypt of Minnehaha, Highland Park Cemetery, Ionia Michigan

Apparently there was some concern that this tomb, a Civil War veteran's final resting place along with his son's, may have been destroyed. 

Crypt of Minnehaha Highland Park Cemetery in Ionia Michigan photo taken by Ionia native Jason Humbracht in 2014

No other pictures could be found of to show this gravesite actually existed except these.

Highland Park Cemetery in Ionia Michigan photo taken by Ionia native Jason Humbracht in 2014

Off The Path

Highland Park Cemetery in Ionia Michigan photo taken by Ionia native Jason Humbracht in 2014

R.I.P.

That's the magic of photography! I love making images to express myself artistically. But also it's great when these images can be used to right someone's wrong.  

Read the FOX17 article to learn more.

Highland Park Cemetery in Ionia Michigan photo taken by Ionia native Jason Humbracht in 2014

Shady Spot

Highland Park Cemetery in Ionia Michigan photo taken by Ionia native Jason Humbracht in 2014

Highland Park Cemetery in Ionia, Michigan

Highland Park Cemetery in Ionia Michigan photo taken by Ionia native Jason Humbracht in 2014

Inside Crypt

 

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2 Comments

  1. victoria September 26, 2016 at 5:51 pm #

    where is mini mini hahas cript i cannot find her