Albert Christensen, Hole N' the Rock Cemetery - Moab, Utah
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 94RedRover
N 38° 23.438 W 109° 27.251
12S E 634999 N 4250289
Quick Description: Albert Christensen, sculptor who created the famous Hole 'N the Rock, just south of Moab, Utah on Route 191, is buried just behind the tour entrance. His stone depicting a hammer and chisel, tools of his trade.
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 11/13/2008 2:07:09 PM
Waymark Code: WM55A7
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member FamilyTrees
Views: 26

Long Description:
Having no trees for lumber out in this area of Utah, Albert and Gladys Christensen "blasted" out a 5,000 square foot home into the cliff side. It took Albert 12 years to create this suite of underground rooms. He died just two years after completing this wonder. Gladys lived another 17 years here, running a cafe and gift shop.

Today, great big letters painted on the cliff side let all passerbys know that this is the famed "Hole N' the Rock" attraction. Vistors can take a tour of the home, visit the gift shop or trading post, or browse the grounds for exhibits of interesting art, antiques and animals.

The gravestone of Gladys and Albert sits just behind the gift shop entrance. The pictures depicted, a hammer and chisel and the artist's palette are all appropriate given the piece of art they left in this fantastic home and tourist attraction. It is carved from the same sandstone that created this fabulous house.

Date of Birth: 1903

Date of Death: 1957

Material: Stone

Web Site: Not listed

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