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Milburn Family Cemetery

Located in: Haliburton County
Location #12512

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Location Owner:timo explorer
Creation Date: 8/17/2015
Last Updated: 8/17/2015

A classic pioneer family cemetery. Here lies the remains of the Milburn Family, early settlers to the region. They cleared the rugged land and tried to make a go of life in the Haliburton bush.
A nearby road is named after them. The cemetery is hidden on top of a hill overlooking the family farm, and a turn in the highway. All of the stones have been moved together in a small patch in the middle of the plot. The stones are extremely weathered and near impossible to read. The only date I could make out was that of an eleven month old child who died in 1886. A testament to the ruggedness of the Canadian wilderness and the tenacity of those who tried to tame it.

A link is provided with details of a book/paper written about this small family resting place.

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Status: Abandoned
Category: Cemetery



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Milburn Family Cemetery
Created on:8/17/2015
Created by: timo explorer
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fiso says:
8/19/2015 8:15:52 AM

Nice Timo. The one's people and up preserving this way are nice to come across. Maybe there is hope for humanity :-)

mobileworks says:
8/17/2015 9:19:03 PM

Love it. Good find and good eye , Tim , we'll get 'em all, eventually.

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On 8/17/2015 9:10:08 PM user timo explorer uploaded photos : P1020700.JPG / P1020689.JPG / P1020690.JPG / P1020691.JPG / P1020692.JPG / P1020693.JPG / P1020694.JPG / P1020695.JPG / P1020696.JPG / P1020697.JPG / P1020698.JPG / P1020699.JPG / to SID: 8172015175011
On 8/17/2015 8:50:18 PM user timo explorer created gallery : Milburn
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