So goes a line of a poem penned by a local blacksmith commemorating the burial of a local farmer late at night in Gunn’s Cemetery, East Earltown. The poem, a parody of “The Burial of Sir John Moore”, that described this bizarre but pragmatic internment, was a dark secret in Earltown for a half century and only mentioned in privacy and confidence. It was peppered with the nicknames of the local Scots, many considered offensive by the bearer, and dredged up some petty feuds.
On Sunday, July 23, join historian Glen Matheson for a fascinating afternoon of stories about the original settlers of Earltown.
Donations will be accepted on site toward upkeep of historic cemeteries around Earltown. Meet here at Sugar Moon at 2:30 pm for a 3:00 pm tour... and the rest is history! ;)