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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Some Gave All: Frank Wenger Holliday Memorial, Cheyenne Wyoming.

Does anyone here know the story behind this memorial?

Frank Wenger Holliday Memorial, Cheyenne Wyoming.







This is an unusual private memorial on a small, traffic island, park in Cheyenne, Wyoming.  I had thought it might be a war memorial, but it is instead a memorial to the thirteen year old son, Frank, of Cal and Rudolphia Holliday.  Cal Holliday was a Cheyenne businessman and mayor in the city's early days. What happened to the Holliday's young son I do not know.

This unusual memorial is just off of the downtown business district of Cheyenne in its historic district.  This post is clearly off topic.

2 comments:

  1. Curious indeed. Perhaps it was a traffic accident at this location?

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  2. A post on the Early History of Wyoming Facebook site lead to a reply that indicated that Frank Holliday died by way of an appendectomy. It must have been hard indeed on his parents.

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