Mont Vernon, New Hampshire: Statue of Dog on Master's Grave

William Bruce was out fox hunting, with his hound dog, when he accidentally killed himself with his own gun.

Green Lawn Cemetery

Cemetery Rd, Mont Vernon, NH
Green Lawn Cemetery. From Route 13, on the west edge of town, turn south onto Cemetery Rd and drive to the entrance on the right.
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Statue of Dog on Master's Grave

Granite statue of dog laying on its master's grave. Owner, William Bruce, was killed in a hunting accident in 1883, and his widow commissioned a statue of his favorite hunting hound to be placed on his grave.

[Mitch Dingee, 07/03/2018]

Bruce was out fox hunting and accidentally blew his arm off with his own gun. At the time it was speculated that his hound dog, scenting a fox, might have led to the eager Bruce making an unwise grab for the loaded weapon.

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