Lansdowne Cemetery - Armstrong, British Columbia
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N 50° 28.388 W 119° 09.400
11U E 346966 N 5593459
Quick Description: The Lansdowne Cemetery is a wonderful old cemetery. It is located at 4516 McLeery Road. From Hwy. 97A follow McLeery Road 3 km to cemetery. It is north of Armstrong.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 10/27/2014 10:55:53 AM
Waymark Code: WMMQW7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Raine
Views: 2

Long Description:
The Lansdowne Pioneer Cemetery was established in 1882, and has approximately 335 interments and is no longer accepting burials.

There is one known internment of a "China Man" who died in 1894. The last internment was most likely in the late the 1940s.

When work was completed on the Shuswap\Okanagan Railway in 1892, Armstrong consisted of a lone box car which served as station and home for the rail agent.

"Apart from the box car," remarked one pioneer, "there was just willows & swamp". Ironically, the largest settlement in Spallumcheen was Lansdowne which was bypassed by the S & O Line.

Undaunted, the citizens of the community packed up belongings, even buildings and resettled beside the tracks in Armstrong.

Today the only standing testimony there is of this once sprawling western town is the old Lansdowne Cemetery.
Earliest Burial: Not listed

Latest Burial: Not listed

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