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Sunuiri Baek

Sunuiri Baek

  • When Magistrate of Jangsu Jo Jong-myeon in 1678 was passing the slope in front of Jangcheok Village, Cheoncheon-myeon on a horse to visit Jeonju Governor’s Office, a pheasant that was dozing off in the forest was taken aback by the loud sound of the Magistrate’s horse. Then the horse was surprised by the pheasant and fell off the cliff, killing the Magistrate. Baek, who was a servant of the Magistrate, blamed himself for failing to save his master. He bit his own finger and drew the pheasant, the horse, and wrote “taru,” meaning shed of tears, in his blood, then jumped into the water to die. In 1892, a monument was built and named “Taru Monument” by Magistrate of Jangsu Choi Su-hyeong in order to remind people of Baek’s loyalty.

    Address / 4, Jangjaul-ro, Cheoncheon-myeon, Jangsu-gun (Taru Monument)
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