Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Fargo, North Dakota: Roger Maris' grave

It's often interesting to visit the graves of famous baseball players, if only to see the trinkets that fans leave behind.

Roger Maris certainly qualifies as famous, thanks to his record-breaking performance in 1961. Maris went to high school in Fargo, North Dakota, and is buried there only a few miles from his museum in downtown.

It was an interesting trip to see the grave. We had the address (it's near the airport) but at first thought it was located just off an area that was going through massive road construction. A couple of walks convinced us otherwise.

Eventually we found Holy Cross Cemetery, located at 1502 32nd Ave. North. It's at the west end of the street near a dead end, bordered to the east by other cemeteries. There are no signs pointing it out, but it's under a tree fairly close to the unoccupied part of the facility. Look for the black diamond pictured above.

Our respect for Maris seems to grow with the passing years, so it's nice to salute his memory.

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