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Off the Rack, Continued

BENJAMIN HARRISON AUGUST 20, 1833 – MARCH 13, 1901 LAWYER AND PUBLICIST COL. 70th REG. IND. VOL. WAR 1861-1865 BREVETTED BRIGADIER GENERAL 1865 U.S. SENATOR 1881-1887 PRESIDENT 1889-1893 STATESMAN, YET FRIEND TO TRUTH OF SOUL, SINCERE IN ACTION, FAITHFUL   AND IN HONOUR CLEAR Harrison served … Continue reading

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A Son’s Monumental Tribute to His Father

PIONEER COL. JOHN HARDIN BORN OCT. 1, 1755 KILLED MAY 1792 WHILST BEARING HIS COUNTRY’S FLAG OF PEACE TO THE INDIANS N. W. OF THE OHIO   SOLDIER AN OFFICER IN MORGAN’S RIFLE CORPS AT THE TAKING OF BURGOYNE.   … Continue reading

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Homemade Elegance

Homemade grave markers come in many shapes and made of many different materials.  This particular homemade marker in the St. Joseph’s Cemetery in south Indianapolis, Indiana, is made of metal.  Two crossbars form a Latin cross—the universal symbol for Christianity—and … Continue reading

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Emerging Woman

I Corinthians 15:51-52 MOTHER, WIFE, ARTIST, AND SCIENTIST SUSAN CERVENY COLBERT JULY 27, 1947 – JANUARY 4, 1992 Marking the grave of Susan Colbert in St. Paul’s Rock Creek Cemetery in Washington, D.C., is a 6-foot bronze statue, sitting on … Continue reading

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Lost Hero

IN MEMORY COURY 1st. LT. PETER E. COURY BORN DEC. 28, 1914 SONORA ARIZONA LOST JUNE 1, 1945 OSAKA JAPAN Standing tall in the St. Francis Cemetery in Phoenix, Arizona, is the marble cenotaph memorializing the life and service of … Continue reading

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Two of a Kind

JAMES B. OLIVER BORN APRIL IV, MCCCCXLIV DIED NOV., XXVIII MCMV James B. Oliver was a highly successful steel magnate in Pennsylvania.  He is buried in the Allegheny Cemetery in Pittsburgh in an elaborately adorned sarcophagus festooned with symbolism literally … Continue reading

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A Daughter’s Tribute to Her Artist Father

JAMES M. HART N. A. MAY 10, 1828 OCT. 24, 1901 James McDougal Hart was a 19th Century landscape artist born in Scotland who immigrated to America with his family as a small boy.  After a stint as an apprentice … Continue reading

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