Stop #5 of the Maple Grove Road Trip.
Empire is in Leelanau County.
There are 622 graves here with some unusual stones among the traditional ones.
I like the unique shape of this one.
Ancient Order of United Workmen,
seems to be the first insurance company for workers.
more info here
"Some Day, Some Time,
But Oh Not Yet,
For We Must Wait,
And Not Forget"
The circle says "Heal the sick, Raise the dead, Cleanse the lepers, Cast out demons"
Sgt. Pratt was the second Michigan State Police Officer to die in the line of duty.
He lost control of his motorcycle on a strip of road that was under construction.
This one is neat.