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Memory - Titusville, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bpratt
N 41° 38.074 W 079° 41.423
17T E 609078 N 4610032
Quick Description: A beautiful bronze statue placed at the bottom of a hill in Titusville PA's Woodlawn Cemetery.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 12/9/2011 9:34:35 AM
Waymark Code: WMD9EE
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 10

Long Description:
The inscription reads: "LOVE-FAIREST-FLOWER-IN-MEMORY-GARDEN-THOUGH-THESE-THY-PETALS-LIE- ENSHRINED-HERE-THY-ESSENCE-LIVES-IN-GODS-ETERNITY"

This statue is an amazing tribute to the Benson family and all of there contributions to the city and their love for each other.

There have been many stories told by different people over the years about this bronze statue most of them having to do with spooks, magic and the like but all of these stories can be put to rest by simply walking up to the Lady and seeing the grave markers set in the ground near her base all of whom are members of the Benson family. She is one of two Smithsonian statues in the cemetery the other being WMADH5 "The Drake Monument" also known as "The Driller".

Even though the statue can be seen plainly from your car I strongly suggests getting out and moving loser so you can see more of the effort that it must have taken to make this great memorial.

**Some of the information for this waymark can be found at the Smithsonian American Art Inventory site that can be found at the link below.
TITLE: Memory

ARTIST(S): Evelyn Beatrice Longman

DATE: 1907

MEDIUM: Bronze

CONTROL NUMBER: IAS 77002389

Direct Link to the Individual Listing in the Smithsonian Art Inventory: [Web Link]

PHYSICAL LOCATION:
State route 8 just outside of Titusville, PA. After entering the cemetery you should drive straight ahead past another statue called "The Driller". Stay on the lower level of the cemetery and to the right of the small stream. The statue is located just off the driveway to the right where she sits comfortably at the base of the hill.


DIFFERENCES NOTED BETWEEN THE INVENTORY LISTING AND YOUR OBSERVATIONS AND RESEARCH:
Statue is in great shape and appears just as described.


Visit Instructions:
Please give the date of your visit, your impressions of the sculpture, and at least ONE ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH. Add any additional information you may have, particularly any personal observations about the condition of the sculpture.
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