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From The KOTV Vault: Kids Decorate Baby's Grave With Christmas Magic, 1995

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The Vale family were tenant farmers in Eldorado in 1906. Their stillborn child was buried in this spot on their land and marked with a tiny headstone and cross. The Vale family were tenant farmers in Eldorado in 1906. Their stillborn child was buried in this spot on their land and marked with a tiny headstone and cross.
A teacher's fourth grade class decided one Christmas to decorate Baby Vale's grave like they always did their classroom. A teacher's fourth grade class decided one Christmas to decorate Baby Vale's grave like they always did their classroom.
It became a tradition for that fourth grade class to go out and share Christmas with a child who died nearly a century before, by decorating the grave site with wreathes and tinsel and candy canes. It became a tradition for that fourth grade class to go out and share Christmas with a child who died nearly a century before, by decorating the grave site with wreathes and tinsel and candy canes.
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They say Christmas is a time for children, a time to discover all that is magic and good about us.

In this KOTV Vault video from 1995, Photographer Grant Gerondale and Scott Thompson traveled to Jackson County, and paused along the tracks in Eldorado, where that was never more evident.

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