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Military headstone mystery solved


June 24, 2021

There was significant response from the public to news that a mysterious pile of military tombstones had been found on the hill next to Beulah, says Vernon Davis of the Society of Black Hills Pioneers. Initially, there was concern that the eight stones had been stolen, but the mystery has now been solved and the ending is a happy one.

“It was a pretty simple story actually,” Davis says. “When the Sheriff’s Office took the stones over to the National Cemetery, they discovered they were damaged stones.”

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