Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday - A Mountain Monument


This monument
Erected by filial affection
To the memory of
Our dear father
David Henderson
Who accidentally lost
His life on this spot
3 September 1845

The monument was brought to the site in the winter by sled.
It is located beside Calamity Brook, south of Flowed Lands in the Adirondack Mountains.

My husband has hiked the 46 high peaks of the Adirondack Mountains, NY.
This photo is from one of his recent hikes.

2 comments:

  1. That quite a monument and still standing. The accident occurred 168 years ago.

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    1. Yes and despite the weather, including huge amounts of snow each year, the monument looks good. Not many people get to see it because you have to be a hiker to get up to it.

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