At Alderson Cemetery, the dead of a halcyon era keep silent vigil over a community that, like themselves, passed from existence long ago.
Volunteers from the Redcliff Lions Club maintain the cemetery here, ensuring that a century after its founding, the spirit of this bygone community lives on.
A few notes on the video: The gas plant down the road was the source of (most of) the incessant ambient humming in the video. Fortunately, the drone was punctuated by occasional contributions from the local meadowlark and other feathered friends.
Most importantly, many thanks to my better half, Amanda, for tackling the voiceover; and also for selecting the poem, “But not forgotten”, by American poet, Dorothy Parker.
Chronicling the forgotten people and places of southern Alberta's Badlands region. 2014 Alberta Heritage Resources Foundation Heritage Awareness Award recipient.