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Emil's grave / Machele Smith, 1981 May 8

Identifier: FA 3 Series 2 Sub-Series 2 Sub-Series 1 Item

Scope and Contents note

Report by Utah State University folklore student Machele Smith, who collected information from Lynette Pearson. Emil is said to be the first man cremated in Utah. If you go to his grave, close your eyes, and turn around three times while saying his name, you will see his face looking out at you from inside the monument.


  • 1981 May 8

Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use note

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Collection of supernatural non-religious legends must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.


1 p.



General note

Informant was female.

General note

Creator's sex is unknown.

General note

Collector was female.

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Collector was informant's friend.

General note

Item collected in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States