She Turned Her Own Husband’s Death Into A Popular Tourist Attraction

We all deal with grief in our own unique way. Some of us choose to let go completely and move on, while others like to hold on to as much as they can from the person we have lost. There’s no right answer on how to react to tragic circumstances, you just have to find out what allows you to continue living your best life.

When someone passes, we want to give them a proper send off, a way for people to remember them as they were in life. However, in the case of Frederick “Lon” Dorsa, it is how his wife chose to remember him that keeps his name forever enshrined.

In March of 1897, his body was found in Nevada, Missouri, with the apparent cause of death being electrocution. Lon was struck by lightning the night before, leaving behind a wife and child.

It was Neva Gibson Dorsa who would bring acclaim to this small town in Missouri. Neva didn’t want to spend a day where she couldn’t look on her young lovers face, so she set out to make sure she could.

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