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Danís Mountain memorial haunts former resident
Cumberland Times-News ^ | Michael A. Sawyers

Posted on 03/30/2013 8:41:40 PM PDT by Daffynition

RAWLINGS — Doug Conlin can’t forget the photographs he found in the woods in 2007 of a little girl that he viewed again about a week ago.

Conlin wants to meet the girl and tell her that he understands the love between a father and a daughter. He wants to ask her how she made it though that first Christmas after her father died while hunting on Dan’s Mountain. He wants to tell her that, if she agrees, he will maintain the heartfelt monument she placed in the woods.

“I was living behind Dale’s Pit Stop and went for a hike up the mountain,” Conlin said Wednesday by phone from his new home in Delaware, recalling the day six years ago.

Conlin crossed into the Dan’s Mountain Wildlife Management Area and eventually something seemed out of place in the otherwise wooded and natural environment.

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Mystery Memorial (Short Version)

Published on Mar 26, 2013

Every few years I go back to Dan's Mountain and find the spot where a hunter died of a heart attack. His daughter built a small memorial there, and the elements scatter it, and I rebuild it. I'd like to find the daughter so I could lead her there, if she'd like to go, and maybe she'd like to leave some decorations that will last. If I don't find her, the memorial is going to soon fade away. If you recognize her picture, (at the end of this video), comment below and I'll see it. Share this video so we'll have a better chance of finding out who she is. I wrote an article about the memorial in 2009, here's the link: http://buddywatchman.hubpages.com/hub... (My pen name is Buddy Watchman).

The Cumberland Times-News Outdoor Columnist Mike Sawyers did an article on this memorial. Here's the link: http://times-news.com/local/x14993149...

1 posted on 03/30/2013 8:41:40 PM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

Our mountains are beautiful and cruel.

http://articles.baltimoresun.com/1994-11-06/news/1994310069_1_shotgun-two-hunters-three-hunters


2 posted on 03/30/2013 8:59:31 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: Salamander

Goodness!

Hugs to all fathers and daughters!

Prayers to all for peace within.

Love

Daffy


3 posted on 03/30/2013 9:16:04 PM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. ¬ó D.H.)
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To: Salamander
Monitor got all blurry again, my eyes are getting worse as I get older...

Blessings on the little lost girl who has grown into a woman with out her dad...
Gandalf

4 posted on 03/30/2013 9:18:07 PM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: Gandalf_The_Gray; Daffynition

I had mine clear up until last month and it still sucks.

I hope she sees this somehow.

Lots of guys walk into those mountains and never walk out.


5 posted on 03/30/2013 9:21:51 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: Gandalf_The_Gray

I hope this story gets the publicity it needs so there can be some closure for these good folk....someone must know someone who knows............................


6 posted on 03/30/2013 9:25:35 PM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. ¬ó D.H.)
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To: Daffynition

Out here in the Permian Basin there are roadside shrines everywhere with hardhats of the oilfield workers on the top of the cross, photos and tokens... the most toching of which was a cross laid out on the ground of railroad ties for a oil field worker who didn’t hear the UP train coming and drove his vehicle in front of the train at an oil field grade crossing. A young man... maybe 20. Life is short.


7 posted on 03/31/2013 9:09:34 AM PDT by Rodamala
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