Barbara Dyer, one of Camden’s most distinguished lifelong residents and its unofficial historian, will launch her 11th book Saturday, Aug. 21 at the Owl & Turtle Bookshop, 32 Washington St., from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

“Who’s Who at Mountain View” chronicles many of the more fascinating residents of Camden’s Mountain View Cemetery. Many of the people who made the town and gave so much to its history can be found there and, until now, much of their own history has been undocumented. In 53 chapters and 185 photographs, Dyer uncovers secrets and stories from the grave. Stories tell of a much loved chief, a successful southern belle, a love story from the 1700s, a suicide and a murder, British marauders in Camden Homes, soldiers of the revolution, a ragtime band and many more.

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