First Governor Remains

By: AP
By: AP

The casket containing the remains of Michigan's first governor will be displayed at the Capitol.
The public can attend an arrival ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Monday for the casket of Stevens T. Mason. Mason's casket will be in the Capitol Rotunda for viewing Tuesday.
Members of the Michigan Army National Guard Funeral Honors Team will provide guard detail.
The casket departs Wednesday morning for Detroit's Capitol Park, where Mason's remains will be reburied at 1 p.m.
Crews looking to relocate Mason's remains in the park this summer initially failed to find a coffin. The metal casket eventually was found encased in a concrete vault about five feet down.
The downtown park is the site of Michigan's first capitol.
Mason was elected governor in 1835 and re-elected in 1837.


WILX.com is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

powered by Disqus
WILX 500 American Road Lansing, MI 48911 517-393-0110
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 105660213