Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Lang Cemetery

This cemetery is about a quarter mile east
of the village of Lang, Saskatchewan.  It
is still in use with burials that date back to
the early 1900s. 

A prominent feature of this prairie
cemetery is the Larson Mausoleum.  It was
constructed in the early 1920s by Bernard
Larson for himself and his family.  The
tomb is constructed of Tyndall Stone,
engraved on one side with the Larson name,
with copper-clad steel doors.  The
ornamental glass windows in the doors
have been broken and are now covered
with steel grating. 

This is one of only a few stone
mausoleums in the province of
Saskatchewan and was designated a
Municipal Heritage Property in 2001. 
The well preserved coffins are visible
through the grated windows.  More
information about this mausoleum can
be seen here:

Larson Mausoleum

Photographed on October 19, 2017.

cemetery, Lang, Saskatchewan, mausoleum, pioneer

cemetery, Lang, Saskatchewan, mausoleum, pioneer

cemetery, Lang, Saskatchewan, mausoleum, pioneer

cemetery, Lang, Saskatchewan, mausoleum, pioneer

cemetery, Lang, Saskatchewan, mausoleum, pioneer

cemetery, Lang, Saskatchewan, mausoleum, pioneer

cemetery, Lang, Saskatchewan, mausoleum, pioneer

cemetery, Lang, Saskatchewan, mausoleum, pioneer

cemetery, Lang, Saskatchewan, mausoleum, pioneer

cemetery, Lang, Saskatchewan, mausoleum, pioneer

cemetery, Lang, Saskatchewan, mausoleum, pioneer

cemetery, Lang, Saskatchewan, mausoleum, pioneer

2 comments:

  1. Interesting! I don't think I have seen a real mausoleum before.

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    1. They are very rare in this part of the world. The immediate presence of the mausoleum can't quite be captured in a photograph.

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