In front of the grave, between the marker and the highway, is a concrete post, which
has affixed to the top of it, a copper plaque, which reads as follows:
There rests here in the quiet beauty of the valley of the Ohio, the dust of a young girl.
On July 23, 1823 a wagon train creaking toward the west, came to a halt close by. When
the train moved forward, one of its party had been left along the trail, a hostage against time.
Diana Whitney, sleeping where the morning sun painted with strange scarlet and major gold
the surface of the river, was sixteen on that summers day long ago.