Avery, Iowa: Great Pyramids of Avery

Three sandstone and cement pyramids built in 1939 as tombs for a local publisher and Egyptian pyramid fan. He ended up buried in another town, but the empty pyramid remains.

Hickory Grove Cemetery

695th Ave., Avery, IA
Hickory Grove Cemetery, north of Avery at 695th Street and 140 St.
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Great Pyramids of Avery.

Great Pyramids of Avery

Three stone pyramids are in a cemetery north of Avery, Iowa.

[Jodi Martin, 07/26/2015]

Sandstone and cement structures built in 1939 for Egyptian pyramid fan Axel Peterson, whose dream (unfulfilled) was to be buried in the big one, sitting at a table across from a close pal (conveniently dead at the same time). Crypt roof of the largest tomb was an upside-down dump truck bed.

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