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Col. William Morrison by MistressVampy Col. William Morrison by MistressVampy
Col. William Morrison Departed this life in 1835.

Garrison Hill Cemetery
Heroes Lie Here

The bodies of early Illinois settlers are buried in this cemetery. They were moved here from three cemeteries in Kaskaskia Village. When floods began to destroy the village in the late eighteen hundreds, concerned residents acted to transfer the remains to a safer place. According to one account 3,800 boxes, some containing entire families, were moved. The cemetery was dedicated in 1891.

In 1881, flooding caused the Mississippi to change course and pur ito the Kaskaskia River. The illage of Kaskaskia was not entirely flooded, but the cutting current would soon destroy it. By 1909, the old village had disappeared.
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sevendram Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This tombstone/memorial no longer exists. It was destroyed in 2009. The Park Ranger has left the stones in a pile where they fell and has not tried to reassemble them.
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MistressVampy Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Good thing I got a picture of it before it was destroyed. Might have to take a run up that way again some day. It isn't to far from me.
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DragonsChest Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009  Professional Writer
Wonderful pic... :clap:
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MistressVampy Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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Pan-Zareta Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
HIghly unsual tombstone design, I wonder if that was the original.
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MistressVampy Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
think we have found about 6 tombstones likes this. We found a couple in New Orleans, a few scattered here and there then I found this one. Found a couple where the legs have broken and where laid to the side.
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