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Medford, Massachusetts: Black Dahlia Hometown Memorial

Plaque on a small rock is dedicated to hometown notable Elizabeth Short, "the Black Dahlia," who moved to Hollywood to become famous and ended up dead in a vacant lot.

192 Salem St., Medford, MA
On the north side of Salem St., just west of its intersection with Hadley Place and just east of the I-93 traffic circle. Park on the street.
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Black Dahlia Hometown Memorial

A small stone monument is dedicated to Elizabeth Short (the Black Dahila).

[Bridget O'Donnell, 10/05/2023]

Elizabeth grew up about 100 yards west of the monument, in a house later obliterated by the construction of Interstate 93. As the plaque notes, she became famous when "her severed and mutilated body was discovered in a vacant Los Angeles lot."

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