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Men Posing at the Lost Children of the Alleghenies Monument (Cropped)

For this real photo postcard, see the original (below), a cropped version (above), and a detail showing the inscription on the monument (below).

 

Inscription: "The Lost Children of the Alleghenies were found here, May 8, 1856, by Jacob Dibert and Harrison Whysong."

 

The monument was dedicated on May 8, 1906.

 

For information regarding the sad story of George and Joseph Cox, which took place in 1856, see the Wikipedia entry on the Lost Children of the Alleghenies. Their story was also the subject of Alison Krauss's 2007 song, "Jacob's Dream."

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Taken on May 12, 2011