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Play Historic Washington Scavenger Hunt

May 16, 2013
“Mausoleum” comes from one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World — the tomb of King Mausolus, built 353-350 B.C. in Helicarnassus in Asia Minor (now modern Turkey). We humans have been building above-ground tombs for thousands of years to honor our dead. Often these hold the remains of the more powerful members of society. Upon entering Elm Grove you will see two mausoleums built into the hillside. We are showing you the back of one – what names and date are on the front?

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 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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