Well its been a long time since I posted anything. Not much activity graving since we have had a lot of snow in Duluth this winter. Im anxious to get back out soon, as soon as everything melts.
Well, I have surpassed 1000 memorials added to Findagrave.com
I thought I would share the person who was the 1000th memorial. A Civil War veteran buried at Forest Hill Cemetery. Lewis Wolfrom, Company G, 16th New York Heavy Artillery. Died 05/13/1922
Well we had quite an experience in Duluth with major flooding around the whole city. This is a picture I snapped from my front porch of a double rainbow. Maybe it was letting the city know everything was ok once again. I am hoping that none of the area cemeteries were flooded and keeping my fingers crossed no graves were disturbed.
by Doug Stevens
At the intersection of Vinland, Getchell, and Highland streets,
a mystery bridge crosses Keene Creek. Why was the bridge
built and abandoned? Who was the creek named for? After
months of searching, here is what I found out.
A man by the name of Freeman Keene came to the village of
Oneota in April of 1854. He was born in Oxford County,
Maine, on November 20, 1831. He was a lumberman and a
lawyer enjoying life until the Civil War in 1861. At President
Lincoln’s first call for 75,000 men, Freeman Keene took a
steamboat for Detroit and at once enlisted in the First Michigan
After 3 long years of fighting, Mr. Keene returned to Oneota
in the fall of 1864 to live with the family he had started. Not
all men who went off to war made it back; he was one of the
lucky ones. He lived in Oneota until he died on August 21,
1902, and was laid to rest in Oneota Cemetery along with his
mother, wife, and children.
There is no higher honor than to have something named after
you. Keene’s last name will be forever remembered as the
decades go by. Hopefully we can pass this information along
so people will remember for whom Keene Creek was named.
Well, I havent visited a cemetery in months now and I feel somewhat guilty about it. Yet, we are supposed to get a nice snowstorm here over the next few days and Im hoping to go out and get some winter photos of either Forest Hill or Park Hill, maybe later this week.
Anxious for warm weather!
Im hoping that there is snow soon in Duluth. Im anxious to get some Winter photos.