Lost Children of the Alleghenies

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Picture taken when the monument for the Lost Children of the Alleghenies was first erected.
Newspaper picture of monument dedication in 1910.

The Lost Children of the Alleghenies is a folk story from the Appalachia region of the United States. Joseph and George Cox are known through the Allegheny Mountains as The Lost Children of the Alleghenies. A small memorial is nestled in the dense forest of Spruce Hollow of Blue Knob State Park in Pennsylvania.

Cultural impact

THE LOST CHILDREN OF THE ALLEGHENIES WERE FOUND HERE MAY 8, 1856 BY JACOB DIBERT AND HARRISON WHYSONG
Text of the monument erected to remember the Lost Children of the Alleghenies.
Picture of the gravesite of the Lost Children of the Alleghenies in Mount Union Cemetery.
Mount Union Cemetery.
Photo of the monument for the Lost Children of the Alleghenies.
The monument in Blue Knob State Park, PA.

Joseph and George Cox were buried in the Mount Union Cemetery.[1]

In 1906, for the 50th anniversary of the event, the community of Pavia took up donations for a Lost Children of the Alleghenies Monument to honor the Cox family. In 1910, they erected the monument at the spot where Joseph and George Cox were found over 50 years earlier.

Alison Krauss released a song written by Julie Lee and John Pennell about the story entitled "Jacob's Dream".[2]

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