Thursday, July 29, 2010

Pioneer Memorial

Beside Upper Canada Village is the Pioneer Memorial.

It, and the Village, were built to preserve some of the history that was about to be flooded.

All the little church graveyards and family plots had to be moved, and these long walls are the result. I do not know if the bones were moved as well, or if they are still at the bottom of the river.

6 comments:

Deb said...

very interesting...

Roses and Lilacs said...

It always seems like a shame to me when 'progress' has to destroy history. Kind of an interesting way to preserve the stones.
Marnie

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Fascinating! It was quiet a unique way to save the memorials.

Clytie said...

I like how the stones were preserved. I'm so glad someone took the time and initiative to do so.

Not all burial grounds are so lucky in the face of 'progress'.

George said...

I'm glad the gravestones at least were saved. It's always a shame when we lose part of our history.

Bonnie Bonsai said...

And I pray they moved it to somewhere they can preserve the History. Interesting.

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