Thursday, 27 April 2017

Congregational Church and Cemetery at Gros Ventre-Tothill

Sitting atop a small hill to the northwest of
Elkwater, Alberta sit the twisted remains of the log
church.  Looking in the window one can see that the
inside had been painted green at one time.

Two grave markers stand above the tall prairie grass
in the small, fenced cemetery located northwest of
the church.  A granite memorial has been erected at
the southern end of the cemetery.

This is what remains of the Congregational Church
and Cemetery at Gros Ventre-Tothill, Alberta.  It
was sad to see it this way...but it was a bright
blue and breezy day on top of that small hill.

Photographed on November 24, 2016.


Elkwater, Eagle Butte, Bullshead, cemetery, church, abandoned, Alberta

Elkwater, Eagle Butte, Bullshead, cemetery, church, abandoned, Alberta

Elkwater, Eagle Butte, Bullshead, cemetery, church, abandoned, Alberta

Elkwater, Eagle Butte, Bullshead, cemetery, church, abandoned, Alberta

Elkwater, Eagle Butte, Bullshead, cemetery, church, abandoned, Alberta

Elkwater, Eagle Butte, Bullshead, cemetery, church, abandoned, Alberta

Elkwater, Eagle Butte, Bullshead, cemetery, church, abandoned, Alberta

Elkwater, Eagle Butte, Bullshead, cemetery, church, abandoned, Alberta

Elkwater, Eagle Butte, Bullshead, cemetery, church, abandoned, Alberta

Elkwater, Eagle Butte, Bullshead, cemetery, church, abandoned, Alberta

Elkwater, Eagle Butte, Bullshead, cemetery, church, abandoned, Alberta

Elkwater, Eagle Butte, Bullshead, cemetery, church, abandoned, Alberta

Elkwater, Eagle Butte, Bullshead, cemetery, church, abandoned, Alberta

4 comments:

  1. Great post! I have been here. It is a lonely place.

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    1. Thanks, BW. "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" makes quite an impact in that setting.

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  2. Great photos! Hard to tell that was ever a church. Sad and lonely but beautiful still in it's own way.

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    1. Thank you, Jenn. I believe it was originally a homestead cabin that was moved to the current location and repurposed as a church. Nature is now reclaiming it.

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