The Grand Trunk Cemetery is but a remnant of what it once was....
a final resting place, a burial grand for pioneers and patriots who settled in Ancient Falmouth and resided in East Deering Village.
Here is an opportunity to share a bit of history; incomplete, and much of it is, lost to the ravages of time, still, what does remain is worth preserving.
The purpose of this blog -
To pass on what research and tenacious curiosity reveals to interested readers and advocates of history,
To gather what readers wish to pass on so that the remnant can be preserved.
Historical Roots of the Grand Trunk Cemetery
(Also referred to as the East Deering or Presumpscot Street Cemetery)
“Show me the manner in which a nation
or community cares for its dead. I will
measure exactly the sympathies of its people, their respect for the laws of the
land, and their loyalty to high ideals.”