Thursday, 15 June 2017

Baptist Freedom Settlers Cemetery

This pioneer cemetery is located northeast of Elkwater,
Alberta and dates back to a time when this part of
Alberta was known as Assiniboia West, Northwest
Territories.

The memorial monument lists forty-one names but
additional sources list up to seventy-five interments
in total.  Also, the cemetery was in use for a few years
longer than the monument states (1897 to 1937) as there
was at least one burial in 1943.  Only four of the
graves have headstones.

This spot has a big, open feeling and the Cypress Hills
are just a few miles away.

Photographed on May 11, 2017.

Elkwater

Elkwater

Elkwater

Elkwater

Elkwater

Elkwater

Elkwater

Elkwater

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