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The Crossing Memorial was dedicated on August 26, 2007.
Tim Geisick lost an aunt and uncle in the accident. His aunt and uncle were Kathy Brantner age 11, and Mark Brantner age 6. His family didn't talk about the accident, but Tim always believed that the children who lost their lives deserved a permanent memorial at the accident site.

After the Kevin Vaughn's series, "The Crossing" ran in the Rocky Mountain News and Greeley Tribune, more people were aware of the tragedy. Tim knew it was a good time to make his dream a reality. He was able to raise $10,000 over three years. One donation came from Germany.

The land for the memorial was donated by the land-owner, Lonnie Bunting. Norman's Memorials made the granite memorial that lists each of the victims' names.

 
Here is an AudioBoo I made at the site of the memorial.  
Photos of the Memorial. These were taken on two different days and at different times of day.
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Memorial Memorial
The Memorial Memorial Scene
Memorial Names on the memorial
Memorial Names on the memorial
memorial bench Original Memorial
Memorial bench Original memorial. Elmo face on the fence post with flowers.
Memorial Scene memorial
Memorial Scene Memorial
Memorial Memorial
Memorial Memorial
Plaque Bench
Plaque Memorial Bench
memorial memorial
Memorial Memorial
Gifts Location
Gifts From highway 85, head east on 37th Street. Turn right on County Road 43. Turn left on County Road 52 (Right after railroad tracks). It is a dirt road. Memorial will be on your left.
crossing victims Location of the Crossing memorial
The children who died on that day. (Photo from The Rocky Mountain News Series The Crossing.) Here is a photo map that shows where to find the memorial. Click to view larger.
Created on June 22, 2011 Updated on April 25, 2015  

 

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