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Lemieux (ghost Town)

The Nation, Ontario

Location Owner county-gent
Creation Date Jan 15 2012
Status Historic Location
Category Ghost Town
Location The Nation, Ontario
Site number #3854

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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Navi-Gatr 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??
Nov 06 2015