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Play Historic Preservation Scavenger Hunt

May 08, 2013
For this marker, you will need to be close to the entrance at the far north portion of Woodlawn. This monument can be easily seen from the road. Look for a simple plinth (or pedestal) carved to look as though it has been covered with a cloth and topped with an open book. If anything was carved on the book, it is long gone, but the book, itself, denotes the Book of Life, which records the good deeds (and bad) of the deceased. The cloth represents the pall or mourning cloth that would have been placed on the coffin. As you admire the work, find the family name — what is it?

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 6, Journal. Photos and clues are published Monday through Thursday for four weeks.  Answers will be published the following week.

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