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Richard Barnes Mason Monument, Bellefontaine Cemetery

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You learn something new everyday. Having just viewed the George Taylor Mausoleum, we went down the hill and examined this large and very unique tombstone.

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Descendant of the famous Founding Father George Mason, Richard Barnes Mason was the governor of California, having fought in the Mexican American War and the Black Hawk War. Interestingly, he was buried in 1850, just one year after the cemetery was founded, making this one of the oldest burials in Bellefontaine Cemetery.

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