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Petoskey Funeral Homes

  • Location in the state of Michigan

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    Petoskey is also known as: Emmet County / Petoskey city.

    History

    Petoskey and the surrounding area are notable for being the setting of several of the Nick Adams stories by Ernest Hemingway, who spent his childhood summers on nearby Walloon Lake, as well as being the place where for Calliope, the protagonist of Jeffrey Eugenides' Middlesex, events take a severe and lasting turn. Petoskey was also the location where 50,000 passenger pigeon birds were killed each day in the late 19th century, prior to their complete extinction in the early 20th century. A state historical marker commemorates the events, including the last great nesting in 1878. One hunter was reputed to have personally killed "a million birds" and earned $60,000, the equivalent of $1 million dollars today. Petoskey is also famous for a high concentration of Petoskey stones, the state stone of Michigan. Petoskey is the birthplace of information theorist Claude Shannon and Civil War historian Bruce Catton and is the boyhood home of singer/songwriter Sufjan Stevens. The name "Petoskey" is said to mean "where the...

    The official website for the city of Petoskey is http://www.ci.petoskey.mi.us/.

    There are currently 4 funeral home listings for the city of Petoskey, Michigan. Looking for Petoskey cemeteries?

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  • W. Bruce Cameron (author) was born in Petoskey.

    Interesting Facts

    Some of the notable people born here have been: W. Bruce Cameron (author), Megan Boone (actor), Mitch Maier (baseball player), Trevor Huffman (basketball player), Shelby Fenner (actor), Kara Rose Dragun (actor), and Krystal Kenville (actor).

    Obituaries for residents might be found in these newspapers: Petoskey News Review.

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All Funeral Homes in Petoskey
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Charles G Parks Funeral Home
2469 N Us Highway 31 Send flowers
Petoskey, MI 49770


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Greenwood Cemetery
111 Greenwood St Send flowers
Petoskey, MI 49770


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Professional Cemetery Service
906 Eppler Rd Send flowers
Petoskey, MI 49770


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Stone Funeral Home Incorporated
2098 E Mitchell Rd Send flowers
Petoskey, MI 49770