Some say Lottie haunts the cemetery and that a curse will befall those who visit her gravesite. In some stories, Lottie was murdered, was a witch, or was run over by a car. Many tales abound, such as one that says shortly after her burial, thieves tried to dig up Lottie’s body to steal the jewelry she was wearing, and she came to life and cursed them. The three teenage thieves died or disappeared within a year. These stories were perpetuated by a film project about the Legend of Lottie that some teens did at school, but most admit that the Legend of Lottie is simply a way for kids to scare each other. In actuality, Lottie died in a hospital of heart degeneration and never owned any fancy jewelry. Perhaps because of the tales, vandals have defaced Lottie’s gravestone and some of those around it, and of course, this is never OK.
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- Taylor Cemetery
Omadi, Dakota, Nebraska 68030
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- 42.3646665, -96.52114219999999
- Dakota County, Nebraska
- Nearest Towns:
- Homer, NE (3.4 mi.)
Hubbard, NE (3.8 mi.)
Jackson, NE (6.2 mi.)
Dakota City, NE (6.3 mi.)
Dakota Dunes, SD (8.7 mi.)
Sergeant Bluff, IA (8.7 mi.)
Winnebago, NE (9.2 mi.)
South Sioux City, NE (9.3 mi.)
Sioux City, IA (11.2 mi.)
North Sioux City, SD (11.4 mi.)
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