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A photo essay of life,sights and history in New England. Including some of the lesser known things and some of the down-right obscure. A new photo added every one to two days. Click on the photos to see a larger picture. There are more pictures in the archive.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Old Roadside Shrine

Simsbury, CT - We have all seen those makeshift "Shrines" on the side of the road, usually with a white cross, plastic flowers, and maybe a photo. Well, this is not a new phenomenon. This is a monument to David Russell who died by being run over by a cartwheel June 15, 1782; he was 38 years old.



A view of the monument on the side of the road.

This is the stretch of road where this monument is located.

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Old Roadside Shrine

2 Comments:

At 11:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for this series of photos of the road-side shrine. Fifty years ago I lived in West Granby and often traveled to West Hartford. We took the road where this shrine is located, and I remember it well. Amazing to see it again after all these years.

 
At 6:51 AM, Blogger A New England Life said...

You have quite the blog here. It's always nice to find one relating to New England. I'll be back!

 

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