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New monument honors 485 former patients at Utah State Hospital previously buried in unmarked graves

Posted at 9:59 PM, Oct 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-22 08:17:02-04

PROVO, Utah -- From 1886 to 1960, when patients died at the Utah State Hospital, unclaimed remains were buried in unmarked graves at the Provo City Cemetery.

A monument dedicated on October 10 recognizes their lives, their deaths, and restores their names. It can be found in the cemetery’s southwest quadrant.

Watch the video to learn more.

You can also see the April of 2017 story about the “Forgotten Patient Project” here.

And learn more about the history of the hospital here.