Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Salem Evangelical Cemeteries at Newburg

Here in southeastern Alberta it's been hot for the past week.
The weatherman says the temperature this coming weekend
will be even hotter and reach 37 degrees Celcius.  In other
words, "too hot for me" so...it's time to cool down with,
not one, but two snowy little cemeteries.

The Salem Evangelical Cemeteries at Newburg are located
southeast of Irvine, Alberta and are about two miles
apart from each other along the same road.

According to the Germans from Russia Heritage Society,
Site One was where the congregation met from 1907-1945.
Then in 1959, after a number of inactive years, an old
school house was moved to the Second Location and
services resumed until 1970 at which time the church
was permanently closed.

The graves and markers in both cemeteries are mostly
lost under layers of windblown dirt covered by grass.
The grave markers and fences shown in the photographs,
as well as the cemetery memorial markers, have been
added in recent years.  Thank you to those responsible
for identifying and marking the gravesites and placing
the memorial markers.  

Even though they are not particularly remote in
location, these cemeteries feel somewhat distant or set
apart from it all.  The Cypress Hills can be seen in the
distance in the last photograph.

Photographed on March 1, 2017.

Irvine, Alberta, Cypress Hills, Elkwater, Newburg, cemetery

Irvine, Alberta, Cypress Hills, Elkwater, Newburg, cemetery

Irvine, Alberta, Cypress Hills, Elkwater, Newburg, cemetery

Irvine, Alberta, Cypress Hills, Elkwater, Newburg, cemetery

Irvine, Alberta, Cypress Hills, Elkwater, Newburg, cemetery

Irvine, Alberta, Cypress Hills, Elkwater, Newburg, cemetery

Irvine, Alberta, Cypress Hills, Elkwater, Newburg, cemetery

Irvine, Alberta, Cypress Hills, Elkwater, Newburg, cemetery

Irvine, Alberta, Cypress Hills, Elkwater, Newburg, cemetery



4 comments:

  1. I have been to these. I have not been here in winter. The snow makes it look bleak.

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    1. That's not bleak, that's serene and peaceful. :-)

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  2. Another interesting spot!

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    1. Thanks Jenn. I have some photos from this past spring that I'll post in the near future.

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