Mark Twain's grave site vandalized

A plaque depicting Samuel Clemens' face has been stolen from his grave site in Elmira, New York.  [From The History Blog]

From late January until the end of August 2000 I lived in Elmira at a halfway house. During my stay there, I did a lot of exploring on my bicycle and eventually made my way up to the cemetery where Samuel Clemens and his family lie at rest, overlooking the valley.

The stone that was vandalized is quite tall and, according to the linked article, whomever stole the plaque would have needed a ladder.

I do hope they find the plaque, but already they are making plans to replace it if necessary.

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