Listed in the state Register of Historic Sites, the first burial in this cemetery occurred in 1837, the year Michigan became a state. The cemetery, which reflects Albion's ethnically diverse population, has areas known as "The Russian Section," "German Hill", and a section for African American World War 1 veterans. A private Catholic cemetery contains the remains of people from Italy, Lithuania and Poland. Albion's Riverside Cemetery is the final resting place of numerous people of state and national significance including State Senator Warren G. Hooper who was shot to death gangland style three days before he was to testify before a grand jury investigation alleged corruption in the Michigan legislature. One of the most famous unsolved murder mysteries in Michigan, the Hooper case was a significant event in Michigan politics in the late 1940's. Self guided tours/maps are available at the Greater Albion Chamber of Commerce . Free admission.
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