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Old Durham Road Cemetery Dedication


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Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
The dedication ceremony to mark the burial ground for early black settlers in the Priceville area.
Photo shows, from left to right, Yvonne Wilson, (unknown person, partially obscured), Carmelle Meads, Rev. Sheffield, (unknown choir girl, probably from Collingwood)), Les McKinnon (partially obscured), Bill Murdoch, M.P.P. for Grey County, Murray Betts, Reeve of Artemesia, Stan Baker, and Lincoln Alexander, Lieut. Governor of Ontario.
The plaque reads:
Durham Road Cemetery Dedicated October 13, 1990 by Lincoln M. Alexander, Lieut. Governor of Ontario in recognition of the pioneers of African descent and Loyalist stock who were early settlers in this area.
Notes:
See p.33-34 of Split Rail Country Vol. II for more information
Date of Original:
October 13, 1990
Date Of Event:
October 13, 1990
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
Old_Durham_Road_Pioneer_Cemetery_image.jpg
Collection:
Split Rail Country Volume 2
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.2001 Longitude: -80.63301
Donor:
June MacLachlin
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Old Durham Road Cemetery Dedication


The dedication ceremony to mark the burial ground for early black settlers in the Priceville area.
Photo shows, from left to right, Yvonne Wilson, (unknown person, partially obscured), Carmelle Meads, Rev. Sheffield, (unknown choir girl, probably from Collingwood)), Les McKinnon (partially obscured), Bill Murdoch, M.P.P. for Grey County, Murray Betts, Reeve of Artemesia, Stan Baker, and Lincoln Alexander, Lieut. Governor of Ontario.
The plaque reads:
Durham Road Cemetery Dedicated October 13, 1990 by Lincoln M. Alexander, Lieut. Governor of Ontario in recognition of the pioneers of African descent and Loyalist stock who were early settlers in this area.