This from Melissa Lerlan. Melissa is the president of the Clarendon Historical Society and self appointed caretaker of the Carl E. Akeley Memorial Stone. The Akeley Stone was the exclusive brainchild of John Janelli, historian, biographer, collector of rare taxidermy artifacts and taxidermy consultant. The stone tablet in memory of Clarendon's most famous citizen was made possible by the generous donations of many taxidermists and proud people from the area. It will stand for ages as a tribute to the man who is known as the Father of Modern Taxidermy.