Strange Inscriptions


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Strange Inscriptions

Or so they seemed to a young Ray Pianka as he stopped at Fir Street Cemetery on his way to or from Waverly Elementary School in the 1950s and early 1960s to look at gravestones written in Hebrew or Yiddish. The long-time Cleveland Housing Court Judge, who in 2007-2009 led a successful effort to restore the cemetery, said that it was one of the places in the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood which stoked his early interest in local history. This photo was taken in 2010.


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