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Play Historic Scavenger Hunt

May 06, 2013
Your first week will be a search for markers in Woodlawn Cemetery — a wonderful repository of old, beautiful monuments. A classic image carved on a marker is an angel. This one is along the road on the south part of Woodlawn. She is beautifully carved with a radiating halo, feathery wings, a flowing robe and soft clouds in front of a cross. She is dropping flowers. The gentleman here was a Civil War veteran, deputy sheriff, city council member and vegetable farmer. His daughter was the county superintendent of schools. What was his name?

The City of Washington Historic Preservation Commission invites the community to celebrate Preservation Month and win a signed copy of Mike Kramme's new book on Washington's historic buildings this May by wandering the city in search of our historic architecture for the next four weeks.

This year, you will be looking in the cemeteries. All the answers to the clues can be found in the two local cemeteries. We know we don't need to caution you about respecting these grounds, but please take care as you wander in search of markers and mausoleums.

How to play: Clip out the entry form in the May 6 edition of The Washington Evening Journal and complete it throughout the week by answering the questions for the photo cues.

Entry forms must be received by 5 p.m. the following Monday at the Washington Public Library; answers must be legible. Every entry with four correct answers will be entered in the final drawing. One entry per person/family per week, please.

Answers will be published the following week.

The winner will be notified by phone and announced in The Journal. Members of the Historic Preservation Commission and others with direct knowledge of this contest are ineligible to participate.

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