Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Memorial At Hole N' The Rock, San Juan County, Utah, Tombstone Tuesday

CABS for Reflections From the Fence

Sixteen miles south of Moab Utah, near Kane Springs, on route 191 you will happen along a little (if you call a 5,000 square foot home little) place built into the massive red rock called Hole N' The Rock.  The mailing address is Monticello, but that is a tad bit misleading as town is another 38 to 40 miles south of Hole N' The Rock.

Albert and Gladys Christensen lived and died here, building their home IN the rock.  It is unusual to say the least.  Albert and Gladys are buried under another alcove in the same rock structure, and there is a small memorial there.

Albert Christensen 1903 to 1957
Gladys Christensen 1906 to 1974.

There is a small cemetery on the grounds, which I did not have the opportunity to visit, it can be found on Find A Grave.  Both Albert and Gladys have memorials there, the photo of this "stone" at Find A Grave is better, in that the dates are much clearer, it appears that some of the paint has started to flake off, the dates on my photo being rather difficult to read.

More about Hole N' The Rock can be found at their website and at Facebook.

* I wrote about their home in the stone here.

1 comment:

Joan said...

Wow, Carol, that was a fun piece --- as was the one you had written earlier about their house. I also took a few minutes to check out the website. Thanks for the vicarious memories.