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Play Historic Preservation Scavenger Hunt

May 31, 2013
This sculptured marker is one of two where the family name is symbolized by the geometry of the monument. There are several spheres in Elm Grove, each mounted on an elegant base. Families who could afford such large and elegant grave markers reveal their status with these orbs. This one is slightly north of the center of the grounds — what family name is symbolized by this marble figure?

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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