Sunday, January 22, 2006

Landmark Contest

This week our travels take us into one of Virginia's National Forests. Here, in the middle of nowhere we find a monument of some sort. Who and/or what is being memorialized where?

Ok, time I guess for a couple of hints.
  • Located in Jefferson National Forest.
  • Event memorialized occured in 1971.
The winner...John Dalton. Yes, someone with the name of Virginia's third Republican Governor correctly identified the Audie Murphy memorial on Brush Mountain, about 15 miles from Blacksburg. The monument memorializes the most decorated soldier in American history, who died in a plane crash on this mountain in 1971.

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