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This is a memorial that was erected in 1974 in memory of the poor souls that perished in a terrible bus accident in Argentina..
The information that I was able to find tells me that - On the 8th September in 1974 a bus was returning from a religious pilgrimage & ran off a road plunging 750 feet into a canyon below - this happened on the outskirts of The Province of Salta - killing 35 people - very tragic.
One stands there reflecting on what it must have been like for those poor human souls that knew they were plummeting to their death.
There are many dangerous mountain roads throughout the world & I have recently travelled on many in Argentina ' the mighty Andes ' I would imagine that when this terrible accident happened the road would have been in a primitive condition.
I think what makes this worse is knowing that these poor missionaries were spreading god's word & this was their reward.

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  • Copyright: DAWN IZURIETA (thebest) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 525 W: 0 N: 804] (4272)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2012-01-12
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2012-10-17 15:54
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