Indiana officials are trying to find the proper home for about a dozen gravestones that were dumped in the White River and discovered last week.
Jim Hodges of Indianapolis stumbled upon the grave markers when he untangled a snagged fishing line and lifted a 145-year-old gravestone into his bass boat.
Experts from the Indiana State Museum and the Department of Natural Resources believe the stones were tossed in the river decades ago. They plan to pull them from the river, clean them and either put them back where they belong or "in some other respectful place," said Jeannie Regan-Dinius, cemetery registry coordinator with DNR's Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology.
"Because they are bunched together, this is somebody who dumped them there," she said.
One stone that reads "William S. Longhenry, 1868-1914" was turned over to the Indiana State Museum last week.
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I have one question: how does one pull a heavy tombstone into a bass boat?