Busch Graves, Sunset Memorial Park

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Tucked away in a hidden glade of Sunset Memorial Park, the graves of Gussie Busch and his brother Adolphus III are joined by other members of his family.

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The boy with the fawn has some significance, which I read once but have now forgotten.

Update: This almost certainly must be a reference to The Yearling, a story that would have been popular at the time.

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Adolphus Busch III ran the brewery before dying of a cerebral hemorrhage; his father is buried nearby.

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Nearby is the grave of Gussie Busch and his daughter, who was tragically killed in a car crash in the 1970’s.

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  1. CfR says:

    I didn’t realize those Busch family members were buried there instead of in Bellefontaine. Either way, I am more amazed by the relative modesty of these graves. Very nondescript for some of the country’s upper-upper-crust.

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