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Lemieux (ghost town)

Ontario : Prescott-Russell
Location #3854
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Location Owner:county-gent
Creation Date: 1/15/2012
Last Updated: 11/6/2015



Description
this small community of Lemieux was abandoned over a two-year period from 1989 to 1991, after soil testing revealed that the town was built on unstable Leda clay, a type of subsoil which can liquefy under stress, and was consequently in danger of experiencing a landslide similar to the one that destroyed the town of Saint-Jean-Vianney, Quebec in 1971.

The decision to relocate the community's residents proved to be a wise one — on June 20, 1993, two years after the last remaining building at Lemieux was demolished, a landslide occurred at the former townsite all that is left is the graveyard and a few weed covered lots if one goes exploring the town site watch for old open wells, may be some that were never filled in and there is always the danger that the wooden coverings on these have rotted



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Status: Demolished
Category: Ghost Town



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Navi-Gatr says:
11/6/2015 2:51:08 PM

I posted a couple of pictures of a Cross under the trees just outside the Lemieux cemetery fence. I wonder what significance the cross has??

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On 11/6/2015 2:39:53 PM user Navi-Gatr uploaded photos : Solitary Cross 2.jpg / Solitary cross.jpg / to SID: 1162015113030
On 11/6/2015 2:30:45 PM user Navi-Gatr created gallery : Solitary Cross
On 9/21/2012 11:11:56 PM user clay70 changed the following: address,
On 1/20/2012 10:14:52 PM user ChicoSmile uploaded photos : 100_1481.JPG / 100_1484.JPG / 100_1482.JPG / 100_1483.JPG / to SID: 3854Chic441
On 1/20/2012 10:04:50 PM user ChicoSmile created gallery : Lemieux Cementary
On 1/15/2012 10:17:24 PM user county-gent uploaded photos : 270px-lemieux_on_tn. / to SID: 3854coun947
On 1/15/2012 10:15:03 PM user county-gent uploaded photos : 270px-lemieux_on_tn. / to SID: 3854coun947
On 1/15/2012 10:14:15 PM user county-gent uploaded photos : 270px-lemieux_on_tn. / to SID: 3854coun947
On 1/15/2012 10:10:06 PM user county-gent created gallery : george


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