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The Resting Place of a Legendary Figure
Photographer: Allen C. Browne
Taken: June 20, 2018
Caption: The Resting Place of a Legendary Figure
Additional Description: Barbara Fritchie died in December, 1862 and was buried beside her husband in the former Evangelical German Reformed burying ground (N. Bentz and W. Second streets). Fifty years later Barbara and John were reinterred to Mount Olivet Cemetery amidst a grand ceremony on Memorial Day, 1913.

The granite obelisk in front of you was placed by the Barbara Fritchie Memorial Association in September, 1914 and unveiled as part of the ceremonies of the Star-Spangled Banner Centenary.
Close-up of photo on marker

Submitted: June 21, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
Database Locator Identification Number: p431757
File Size: 1.363 Megabytes

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