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Play Historic Preservation Scavenger Hunt

May 23, 2013
To find the fourth marker this week, you will need to retrace your steps from No. 3 and walk back to the first north/south street in Elm Grove. Head north until you see a marker that appears to be a somewhat different color from all the other stones; it looks like stone, but it’s not. It is a tall column, topped with an urn — an example of “white bronze” — actually a zinc monument cast to resemble stone. Originally hollow, this marker has been filled with a material that has caused it to begin splitting. The name here?

Welcome to the 2013 Historical Preservation Scavenger Hunt. The City of Washington’s Historic Preservation Commission hopes you will help the commissioners celebrate for the next four weeks. All of the answers to the clues can be found in the two local cemeteries. Please take care as you wander in search of markers and mausoleums.

More detailed guidelines and an entry blank may be found in the Monday, May 20, Journal. Photos and clues are published Monday through Thursday for four weeks. Answers will be published the following week.

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