Saturday, 27 February 2016

Hillcrest, Alberta February 14, 2016

The Hillcrest Cemetery. Hillcrest is known for the Hillcrest Mine Disaster. They did a great job here to mark this event.

On the back is a list of those who lost their lives.

There are markers everywhere that detail the extent of the disaster. There are names posted to remember those who lost their lives.

The Masons have their own subsection in the cemetery.

Every headstone in this part has Masonic symbols on it.

Some spots could use some restoration. Maybe not, it adds to the character of this spot.

In the background is Turtle Mountain where the disaster happened.


  1. Once again, great photos and love the backstory you give. I am sitting and looking out into the woods in Arnold, CA, it is lovely..enjoying my coffee..and trying to play catch up...

  2. A beautiful memorial for brave men. You can only imagine what the conditions were that they had to work in a hundred years ago.