Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Abandoned Lamoreaux Cemetery

Andy | Tuesday, January 29, 2013 | | Best Blogger Tips

Privately owned and just few hundred feet from the road but obscure from the general public. The headstone reads " Margaret Wife of William Simpson - 58 years - Died 1846". "Sophia Briggs - Died April 1, 1853". "Dan (Briggs?) - Died April 10, 1853".

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Richard Evins - Died June 12, 1851.

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Angeline, wife of G.W.Hubbard - Died January 14, 1859.

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Rather than vandals, this is the work of the tree roots. I was unable to ascertain the writings on the stones. I did not want to disturb them for a better view.

11 comments:

  1. Nice shots Andy. A pity there is not care enough for these graves. But beautiful as they are dissapearing slowly into time.

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  2. That first shot looks so poignant and sad.

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  3. It's interesting to walk through old cemeteries, especially - for me - to see which have families that still live here in East Gwillimbuty.

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  4. Unbelievable that this could be abandoned as it must have been an important well tended cemetery at one time.Great photos that show the abandonment.

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  5. That sense of abandonment was increased by the frost and ice in the landscape.

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  6. What a great find...

    I love these old cemeteries. We have a quite of these old cemeteries out in the country or areas that once was rural and the land was sold off developers. So the city grew up around them and no one was left to care for these old places. Some of them are old enough to be early pioneer family/community cemeteries and they haven't haven't a new plot there in almost a 100 years. .

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  7. Love the composition in your first shot, Andy. Between the dead leaves and twisted vines, the area looks almost forgotten. I wonder if anyone cares for it.

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  8. There's something I do love about old cemeteries like this. Incredible mood and you captured it so well.

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  9. I'm glad it's privately owned--maybe it won't be developed. It's lovely, even if a bit overgrown. I'd rather disappear into obscurity into a place like this than be buried under high-rise condos.

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  10. So beautiful! I love old cemeteries!

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