The following article appeared in the Colorado Springs Gazette
, Nov. 8, 1935:
MARBLE TOMBSTONE, WASHED DOWN BY FLOOD ON MEMORIAL DAY, FOUND IN M. V. PARK
Crews working in Monument Valley park have found a marble tombstone, inscribed with the name of Jacob M. Maring, evidently an 8-year-old boy, imbedded in the sands of the creek, apparently washed there by the Memorial day flood.
The stone, of white marble, is a foot thick, two feet wide and two and one-half feet high. The inscription says:
A letter "M" encircled by a wreath appears at the head of the stone.
Where the tombstone came from is an unsolved mystery, as no one has been found who knows of a cemetery in the area hit by the Memorial day flood. Officials believe it may have been washed from the west slope of the Black forest, altho no burial ground is known to have existed there.
It is not known what happened to this Maring tombstone after its 1935 discovery in the Fountain creek bed in Colorado Springs. The 30 May 1935 flood devastated Colorado Springs.