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The Weeping Woman

Weeping Woman 1986
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(Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections & Archives, Folklore Collection 035a Box 1 1986-001.)

Perhaps the most well-known headstone in the Logan City Cemetery is known as the “Weeping Woman” or “Weeping Lady.” Many urban legends and folktales surround this monument to Emelia Cronquist. Many of the stories include a mother weeping for her deceased children, but there exist numerous reasons for her cries among the many versions of the story. Some say she cries on Halloween, others that she only cries on a full moon or on the thirteenth of each month. A small sample of these urban legends can be seen here.

If you have an urban legend about the “Weeping Woman” feel free to write it down and submit your version to the Special Collections & Archives.