Unearthing the Roots of the East Deering and Backcove CommunitiesThis is the title given to the Girl Scout Gold Award project by Samantha Allshouse and Kayla Theriault when they undertook this reclamation of the Grand Trunk Cemetery. After three years, it seems all the more appropriate. If you have visited this cemetery, what did you go out to see? In all probability, not bare ground with the skeletal remains of broken and worn stones. That is what touched the hearts of Kayla and Sam when they first viewed the ancient place. Today, those remains are rather intriguing and mysterious, allowing visitors to imagine what it might have been like in the late 1700's when there was the City of Deering and the Village of East Deering. Who are these souls who died long ago who lived and contributed to the growth of this village. We have learned that some were farmers, laborers, land owners, a teacher, Militiamen, mothers, fathers, daughters and sons. I'm going to divert from this point until later.