Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Montreal Cemeteries Make For Fascinating Journey Through History

Photo: The Molson Family mausoleum is one of the many historical figures buried at the Mount Royal cemetery in Montreal Friday, July 10, 2009. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Ryan Remiorz

From The Canadian Press:

MONTREAL — The towering limestone tomb of beer magnate John Molson Sr. sits tucked away in a lush green maple grove, at the top of a meandering, roller-blade friendly road at Montreal's Mont Royal Cemetery.

A padlocked, cast-iron gate, bearing the Molson name below the image of two bare-breasted angels around a clove, guards the remains of family members.

Built between 1860 and 1863, the then-$15,000 mausoleum is perhaps one of the most impressive monuments at a very picturesque cemetery.

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