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The Salesman's Cross

A memorial cross put up at the edge of a pre-historical interment. According to the legend a market salesman came wandering to the village of Björkmossa. There a farmer promised to take him over the lake Hjorten to the village of Ånhult. On the way to the lake the farmer struck him dead and buried him in a mound of stones. He regretted his deed and put up a cross which said: I'm sleeping and I'm not dead. May the Lord forgive his sins that put me here. The Year of 1669.

A copy of the original cross was put up here in 1981. The old one is badly damaged by decay and is located in "Virserums hembygdspark", an open-air museum in Virserum.

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