Bill Monroe’s Grave Monument Dedicated
The Daily News
April 27, 1997
ROSINE (AP) – Bluegrass music sounded over the gently rolling grounds of Rosine Cemetery as family and friends dedicated a marker over the grave of Bill Monroe.
A monument made of 14 tons of granite sparkled in bright sunshine Friday afternoon at the gravesite of the man known as the father of bluegrass music.
Monroe, who died Sept. 19, was buried beside his parents, brothers and sisters. But until this week only a simple marker adorned Monroe’s grave. The 20-foot-high obelisk dedicated Friday now rises from a broad base.
Monroe’s son, James Monroe, contracted with Keith Monument Company of Bowling Green to design and install the monument, which includes an etched photograph of Monroe and his dog Stormy.
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