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    There's also a 45th parallel sign on the Long Trail:
    http://www.cookhimes.us/dennis/traillog/lt/lt142.htm

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    I bet Joe doesn't have one of these.

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    One thing is certain the memorial was there before the tracks were laid. A stereo card photo the Cog folks have proves that. and I know is Lizzy's sign was re-done this year. Second time in 30 yrs. Same craftsman did it as well. Did they do it for an attraction? I'm betting being she perished before the Cog they or someone kept the marker or Cairn in respect for her back then and now it's part of the mountain. Cog ruled the summit back when.
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    Here's proof the Cog isn't doing this for Gravy. Tracks were not there when this photo was taken.
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    Didn't the family follow the future cog track up? I'm pretty sure the railway was under construction and they followed it part way up the mountain.

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    She died way before they even got started and only reached the summit in 1869. Thus their 150 yr celebration this year

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    Quote Originally Posted by egilbe View Post
    Didn't the family follow the future cog track up? I'm pretty sure the railway was under construction and they followed it part way up the mountain.
    According to the article I read they followed the carriage road, which I presume is now the auto road. There was no mention of a train.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DayTrip View Post
    According to the article I read they followed the carriage road, which I presume is now the auto road. There was no mention of a train.
    Here is the true story of Lizzy and her peril. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/.../lizzie-bourne

    This photo shows the exact spot were she perished. Being it's color photo I assume it's still there. Never saw it myself. The other near the tracks was the memorial he wanted.

    Sylvester Marsh (founder of Cog) had a short demonstration in 1866 to raise money to do the Cog. Short is the key. Tracks didn't go far from the Base Station. So not even close to Lizzy's death. Also he didn't receive permission to obtain a charter for the Base Road and the mountain road for the track until 1858. No work was done until 1866.
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    CaptCaper is correct. Lizzies death preceded the Cog by 14 years. She did follow the Carriage road as many did. In that time frame it was the Carriage road or the Crawford path that were used to reach the summit by most.

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    Went up Nelson Crag Trail SAT so I figured I'd get a chance to see the sign for myself. Unfortunately it had either blown away or was taken down for the Winter. Was just a post in a pile of rocks. At least I know where it is now.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by DayTrip View Post
    Went up Nelson Crag Trail SAT so I figured I'd get a chance to see the sign for myself. Unfortunately it had either blown away or was taken down for the Winter. Was just a post in a pile of rocks. At least I know where it is now.....
    They probably took it down. The last one lasted 30yrs and this one made by the same guy probably will too. They don't fool around.

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