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Drummond Hill Cemetery Tour Pt. 3 (Austin Morse)

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One of the most interesting stories was of Mr. Morse, owner of Morse and Sons Funeral Chapel, still in operation today. A cabinet-maker who felt a proper casket was the right of every man being laid to rest, his revolutionary business sense led him to make the caskets and keep an inventory so that people could be buried more quickly.  He even he invested in horses and a hearse. The cemetery at one point had a dirt road that led directly to the funeral home, where it still sits today, so that lives could be celebrated and bodies buried in one ceremony.

These are only a few of the accounts featured on the tour, and the actors who played each figure were convincing and evidently passionate about the subject matter. Learning about the Battle of Lundy’s Lane is a sobering reminder of what the history of this region means to each of us.

The Author

Allie Hughes is the wine and culinary contributor to Naturally in Niagara, feasting on the decadent experience that is life in this region. With a fine wine sensibility honed at the International Sommelier Guild, Allie is taking the journey of Niagara by the glass with you with each new taste. Allie is also the creative mind behind the marketing of the Canadian Food and Wine Institute, and owner of Hughes & Co., a boutique social strategy firm.

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