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Play Historic Preservation Scavenger Hunt

May 09, 2013
Still in the northern section of Woodlawn, look west from the road for two adjacent “obelisks,” each topped with an urn. The taller one leans to the north. Obelisks were used by ancient Egyptians to symbolize the rays of the sun god touching the earth. These two are “truncated” or cut off — a life cut short. The urns on top symbolize funerary urns. The larger obelisk marks a couple; they are sweetly symbolized by clasped hands on one side. The smaller marker has a carved anchor — denoting the soul, safely anchored at rest. What name is on the larger obelisk?

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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