Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Old Hillside Cemetery

Old Hillside Cemetery was established on
six acres of land along Seven Persons Creek
in 1884 by Saint Barnabas Anglican Church.
Five years later a section of this parcel of
land became the Roman Catholic Cemetery.
Burials here continued until 1919 (Catholic)
and 1923 (Anglican) and was officially
closed in 1934 at which time The City of
Medicine Hat took charge of the cemetery.
All further interments were at the New
Hillside Cemetery, located west of town,
which is still in use to this day.  As with all
things historical...exact dates vary from one
source to another.

And then there's that goose that kept an eye
on me while I took photos...most likely
looking for a place to build a nest.

Thanks to the Saint Barnabas Anglican
Church Archives.

Photographed on April 22, 2017.

cemetery, historical, Medicine Hat, Alberta

cemetery, historical, Medicine Hat, Alberta

cemetery, historical, Medicine Hat, Alberta

cemetery, historical, Medicine Hat, Alberta

cemetery, historical, Medicine Hat, Alberta

cemetery, historical, Medicine Hat, Alberta

cemetery, historical, Medicine Hat, Alberta

cemetery, historical, Medicine Hat, Alberta

cemetery, historical, Medicine Hat, Alberta

cemetery, historical, Medicine Hat, Alberta

cemetery, historical, Medicine Hat, Alberta

2 comments:

  1. Maybe it't the fog or that stone arch, it feels like a place you find overseas. Love it!

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    1. Thanks, Jenn. I know what you mean...almost looks like it belongs in northern England. It's that goose that brings it all back home.

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