About the Book
Forest Hill Cemetery, on the west side of Madison, Wisconsin, occupies a tree-lined, 140-acre tract with winding roads over gently rolling hills. The park-like setting has served as Madison's primary cemetery since 1858, a year after the city purchased the original land.
Forest Hill holds a wealth both of history and art. The history includes the families who the area, including many past notables of Madison and Wisconsin. The photographs in this collection focus mostly on the artwork -- the engravings and images -- on memorials and grave stones, along with some general photos.
Inspired by his experiences as an exchange student on Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, Kerry G. Hill became a journalist. After graduating from Northwestern University in 1980, he embarked on a 20-year newspaper career in Wisconsin and Illinois -- half of it as the national/international news editor of the Wisconsin State Journal, the state's second-largest daily. Today, he is in charge of communications for the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education, one of the premiere institutions in its field. In recent years, he has been gaining recognition for his photography, including two solo exhibits in Madison.