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

Address:
Cemetery Rd, Mont Vernon, NH
Directions:
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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