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Mojave Memorial Cross: Once Was Lost, Now Is Found?

Infamous stolen cross reappears (most likely) days before replacement is dedicated.

The famous/infamous cross that long adorned a controversial World War I memorial in the Mojave Desert–seven feet of welded steel that became the focus of a U.S. Supreme Court battle before being stolen in 2010–has likely been found by deputy sheriffs in northern California. The news comes days before the dedication of its replacement.

"A note attached to a cross found in Northern California says it is the stolen cross, but the husband and wife who erected it in 1998 aren't so sure," reports the Los Angeles Times.

CT has regularly reported the decade-long legal fight over the cross, which ended with a land swap this May.

CT has also spotlighted the Supreme Court's tangled view of public crosses. CT also asked evangelical leaders whether the Supreme Court should consider memorial crosses as secular.

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Posted:November 8, 2012 at 3:56PM
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Mojave Memorial Cross: Once Was Lost, Now Is Found?