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  Lost River Walks Urban Ecology
For more about "Lost River Walks," how it started, philosophy, who we are, how to contact us, conventions used and acknowledgements please see the Introduction.
"Lost River Walks," is a joint of project of The Toronto Green Community, The Toronto Field Naturalists and community partners including Hike Ontario.
Lost River Walks is an official Ontario Legacy Trail, and has been voted one of the twenty-four best walking programs/trail systems in the province.
www.lostrivers.ca   (290 words)

  Hellfire Corner - The Great War - Champagne - Suippes - Lost Villages -Charles Fair Battlefield Guide
The five villages all lie in a strip of land about 3 miles wide and all were on or near the front line for at least part of the war.
Each of the five villages appears to be sponsored by one of the units based at Suippes.
Little else remains of the former village of 97 people, though opposite the church is the floor of the building which served as a combined mairie and school.
www.fylde.demon.co.uk /charles40.htm   (1253 words)

 Lost Villages
The Lost Villages of Mille Roches, Moulinette, Wales, Dickinson’s Landing, Farran’s Point, and Aultsville; the hamlets of Maple Grove, Santa Cruz and Woodlands; and the farming community of Sheik’s/Sheek’s Island, were not lost through carelessness, they were disposed of with Government approval “for the common good”.
Casualties of progress, the villages and hamlets disappeared beneath the waters of the newly created Lake St. Lawrence, but they stayed alive in the memories of their former residents.
The desire of newcomers to know about the background of these seemingly traditionless towns sparked the desire of residents from the Lost Villages to show and tell the proud heritage to which the new towns were heirs.
www.lostvillages.ca /en/html/lost_villages.html   (288 words)

 France at War - Vauquois the Lost Village
The lost village of Vauquois in the Argonne (Le village disparu) is a testament to the enormity and ferocity of a unique underground struggle of the 1914-1918 war.
There are other lost villages in France: Hurlus, Ripont and Tahure on the Champagne battlefields, and the villages of Verdun that were destroyed and left little evidence of where they once stood.
What had been a small hill-top village with a population of 168 was a series of mine craters 10-20 metres deep separating the French and German front lines.
www.worldwar1.com /france/vacquois.htm   (1120 words)

  Lost Boys of Sudan :: Learn / Teach
During our time with the “Lost Boys” we came to understand that the single most helpful thing for a newcomer to this country is a friend, someone to help them navigate their new life.
The “Lost Boys” we spent most of our time with in Houston had pretty insulated lives during their first year and were slow to make personal connections with native-born Americans.
The government-sponsored militia attacks that destroyed the “Lost Boys” families and villages and forced them to flee Sudan is a near carbon copy of the firebombing, raping, and plunder of Darfur— today considered the world’s worst current humanitarian crisis.
www.lostboysfilm.com /learn.html   (2871 words)

 Legion Magazine : The Lost Villages
Clockwise from top left: The last house from the village of Wales is moved to Ingleside, Ont., during construction of the St. Lawrence Seaway and Power Project in the 1950s; a church is delivered to a new location; construction of the huge powerhouse on the Canadian side of the border was a mammoth undertaking.
These villages were first settled in 1784 by United Empire Loyalists seeking sanctuary on the north shores of the St. Lawrence away from the turmoil of war in the U.S. Most of the early settlers were disbanded soldiers of the The King's Royal Regiment of New York.
By then, the lost villages had been under water for a year, their former residents adapting to life in the new riverside communities.
www.legionmagazine.com /features/canadianreflections/03-05.asp?id=print   (2797 words)

 BBC Inside Out - Sunken villages
Close to the village of Melbourne in South Derbyshire lies Staunton Harold reservoir which was created in 1964 to supply the growing city of Leicester.
Morris Cottrill whose family lived in the lost village of Derwent which was flooded in the 1940's still remembers his home and village life with affection and some sadness.
The flooding of the two villages was the worst damage inflicted by the water authorities in their many projects around the Peak District, and highlighted the damage which these civil works projects can do to local communities.
www.bbc.co.uk /insideout/eastmidlands/series4/east_midlands_reservoirs.shtml   (814 words)

 HISTORY : : Mississauga heritage Foundation
In 1826, after petitions from Rev. Peter Jones to government officials, the Mississaugas began building a village which was called the "Credit Mission." It is not clear why this village was located on the south bank of the River, rather than on the north, the location of the reserve they had retained.
After the railway development of the 1850s bypassed Streetsville and the village lost the county seat to Brampton in 1867, it never fully regained the economic momentum it had begun to enjoy.
The quiet village, which had become a favorite stop for travelers between Toronto and Hamilton, had al so become known as "Springfield." In 1890, it was renamed "Erindale" after the estate of the first minister of St. Peter's Anglican Church, Rev. James McGrath who had helped settle the area.
www5.mississauga.ca /heritage/new/history.htm   (2548 words)

 The Lost Villages - introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-30)
The purpose is to present an overview of the project history and a chronological history of the villages from the time they were first settled in the late 1700s until the end.
None of these villages were very big and the few photographs that exist are mainly in the hands of various historical groups, archives and collectors.
Although these villages are not ghost towns in the classical sense, they were ghost towns from the time the villagers were relocated to the day of the actual flooding.
www.ghosttownpix.com /lostvillages/indexAll.shtml   (723 words)

 Press Releases: South Asia: Earthquake and Tsunami - Dec 2004, Life after the sea surge: SOS Children's Villages' ...
The ceremonies are soul-stirring, as fishermen, who lost their entire livelihoods to the tidal wave on December 26, are given boats with which they can independently make a living for themselves and their families.
SOS Children's Villages will be involved in rebuilding a number of villages on the east coast of Sri Lanka and the south coast of India.
SOS Children's Villages will build community centres (ten in India and ten in Sri Lanka) which can be used for schools, kindergartens and health centres and will provide the locals with safe refuge in times of floods.
www.reliefweb.int /rw/rwb.nsf/db900SID/EVIU-6ALJQQ?OpenDocument   (905 words)

 SOS Children's Villages: Having lost everything - Life after the tsunami disaster
The SOS Children's Villages teams were continuously active on the south and east coast of Sri Lanka and in the south of India to provide families and children with psychological and medical support and cater for their basic needs.
SOS Children's Villages also established emergency camps for children, where co-workers tried to help children to stabilise their emotional state and provide them with a feeling of security through playing, talking, drawing and painting.
SOS Children's Villages to start emergency relief in South Asia SOS Children's Village facilities in the crisis regions of India, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Indonesia were not hit by the wall of water which...
www.sos-childrensvillages.org /html/having_lost_everything_life_after_the_tsunami_disaster.html   (1575 words)

 Feudal Lordship of Winterborne Saint Martin - Lost Villages Map   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-30)
Within five miles of the manor a further thirteen villages and settlements ceased to exist.
Two further villages in Dorset within the former fitz Pain fiefdom disappeared with the ravages of the plague.
The thirteen villages were Buckland Ripers, Burton (Charminster) Corton, East Shilvinghampton and West Shilvinghampton, Friar Waddon, Frome Belet, Frome Panters, Frome Whitfield, Kingston Maurwood, Stinsford, Stottingway, and Whitcombe.
www.martinstown.co.uk /WEBSITE/lostvillages.htm   (138 words)

 Lost Cities of Britain: The Quest for Camelot - New York Times
Trying to reach them isn't quite as hopeless as trying to reach the rainbow's end, but the point at which their legend and their geography meet is sure to be buried in a thicket of poetry.
It is a journey from flint to granite, from a hard bright light to opalescent mists, and it is broken at Glastonbury, not at all a vanished town but, for me, a staging for Camelot.
Camelot is among the most yearned-for lost cities in the world, and the modern quest for it has been surpassed in determination and intensity only by its citizens' legendary quest for the Sangreal, the cup used at the Last Supper and then by Joseph of Arimathea to catch the blood of Jesus at the Crucifixion.
query.nytimes.com /gst/fullpage.html?sec=travel&res=9B0DE4DA153DF937A35753C1A961948260   (768 words)

 Tourism in the Chianti. Petrognano and the lost Semifonte villages
Semifonte was a fortified village, with walls and towers and was formed by 300 family who formed the garrison of 300 soldiers.
It had 4 gates, the first in the direction of the village of Lucardo, with a high tower where there also was a very nice spring, it was so called "Porta al Bagnano" or "Porta alla Fonte".
In the center of the village there was a square with the palace of the old Visconti and the houses of the magnates and where there was a solid Rocca or Fortress.
www.bardotti.com /petro.htm   (506 words)

 The History of British Villages
Some villages grew organically, but others show evidence of planning, perhaps in a ladder pattern of evenly sized plots either side of a road.
A few model villages were created to house factory workers.
By this time a village might boast not only the parish church, but a pub, a smithy and a post office, perhaps combined with a shop.
www.building-history.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk /Villages.htm   (791 words)

At the time of the Hydro and Seaway projects, brick and stone building materials were removed from homes which weren’t moved and these products were used in the construction of two fireplace barbecues and a foot bridge in Ault Park.
The Lost Villages Museum is located in Ault Park on Fran Laflamme Drive, 3 kilometres east of Long Sault, Ontario.
The museum site consists of ten heritage buildings, moved and restored to Ault Park from The Lost Villages and surrounding townships by the members of The Lost Villages Historical Society.
www.lostvillages.ca /en/html/our_museum.html   (317 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: The Lost Villages of England: Books: Leigh Driver,Stephen Whitehorne   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-30)
Villages such as Tyneham in Dorset, and Imber in Wiltshire, were taken over by the military in wartime, yet were never returned to their original inhabitants.
Today, the desolate remains of these once-populated villages are all that remain to tell the stories of the inhabitants that once lived and worked there.
The subject of the 'lost' villages of England is a fascinating one.
www.amazon.co.uk /gp/product/1845374231?tag=technically0b-21&link_code=sp1&camp=2025&dev-t=0T1Q3KQYBRP8TS6YAFR2   (714 words)

 The seven lost villages - Haaretz - Israel News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-30)
To the south stood the village of Malkiya, adjacent to the kibbutz of the same name, where the only battle against the Lebanese Army was waged during the War of Independence.
The village was known for its Taggart fort, which was built by the British in 1938 as a garrison fort at the height of the Arab rebellion, as part of the plan for building the "northern fence" to separate Eretz Israel from Lebanon.
The residents of the Shiite villages in Eretz Israel, which were part of the Safed district, fled in May of 1948, with the capture of the Arab part of the city of Safed by Palmach forces.
www.haaretz.com /hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=746274   (1452 words)

 Secrets of a lost village
For every village that has survived since Domesday, there are dozens whose populations have withered away and died, and who now live on only in memory, or as long-forgotten place names on the Ordnance Survey map.
These deserted villages offer us a unique insight into the past, telling the story of communities which, for various reasons, were overwhelmed by events and unable to survive – victims of war, greedy landlords, agricultural changes, the environment or disease.
This village is one of the best deserted sites in the country and opens to the public through an arrangement between English Heritage and the landowner, John Garner, from April to September.
www.edp24.co.uk /Content/HiddenNorfolk/asp/2003/02/Godwich1.asp   (799 words)

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In 1941 the United States Army faced the need for additional training areas and Fort Drum (then Pine Camp) was one of the areas chosen for expansion.  At only 17,000 acres, the post needed  additional space for training the units stationed there.
The 525 families who lived in these villages and on the farm that surrounded them were paid "fair market" value for their land  and were relocated by the New York Defense Relocation Corporation under the Farm Security Administration.
It was a wonderful experience, nostalgic and informative at the same time.  Come, explore the Lost Villages of Fort Drum with us.
wc4th.homestead.com /Lostvillages.html   (170 words)

 Empire State Railway Musesum Inc.
"Lost Villages" is the title of a talk by local author and long-time Empire State Railway Museum member Mary Robinson Sive, scheduled for August 16th at 1 PM at the Phoenicia railroad station.
Sive's talk complements the summer exhibit at the Empire State Railway Museum which features photographs and maps of the villages that were lost or moved when the Ashokan Reservoir was built.
Sive, a resident of Margaretville, served on the committee of the Catskill Watershed Corporation that achieved installation of commemorative exhibits at each reservoir and spoke at the dedication of the Pepacton reservoir exhibit.
www.esrm.com /esrm/events/lost_villages.htm   (290 words)

 The Villages Daily Sun
Villager Ron Ryan watches as his horseshoe falls into the pit for a ringer Wednesday during the 2005 Florida Senior Games State Championships.
Villager survives horseshoe pressure cooker to capture bronze medal
THE VILLAGES - Forget aching muscles; frayed nerves were the No. 1 malady during the 65-69 men's horseshoe competition at the Paradise courts Wednesday.
www.thevillagesdailysun.com /articles/2005/12/08/villages/villages01.txt   (695 words)

 Coastal Erosion and the Lost Towns of Holderness   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-30)
I will also give a short account of the towns and villages that were lost to the sea, because of the erosion.
In J. Boyle's Lost Towns of the Humber (1889) there is a facsimile of the ruins of Burstall Priory drawn by Buck in 1721; it was lost to the sea also.
In 1989 the inn was 217 yards from the sea, in 1994 it was 190 yards, and on the 17th May 2004 it was 160 yards from the sea.
www.fortunecity.com /greenfield/ecolodge/25/gordon.htm   (1164 words)

 The Lost Villages
The railway was part of the Canadian National railway syatem that served the communities along the Banks of the St Lawrence river and on across Canada,one of the villages it served was called Wales and was situated on the bank of the St Lawrence river at the eastern end of Lake Ontario.
We must not forget the village schoolroom, as in the previous two pictures you will note the large pipe from the fire to the ceiling and along to the outside wall, this served as an extra heating source.
The village of Wales was the only inland village to be covered; all the other nine villages were on low lying ground and had to go in order for the St Lawrence to be made wider and deeper to take larger shipping this was achieved at a great cost to many people.
home.clara.net /galw/villages.htm   (532 words)

 Wharram Percy
The village itself ran along the western edge of the valley with a few cottages at the northern head of the valley.
The late-Saxon/Norman village was the largest; it was this village that was depopulated in the 15 c.
It grows to incorporate two aisles as the village population grows and as the village is depopulated, the church shrinks to a single nave and, finally, like the village, to desertion.
www.eden.rutgers.edu /~jaknel/devcat.htm   (1292 words)

 Yesterday's Patna and the Lost Villiages of Doon Valley
Yesterday's Patna and the Lost Villiages of Doon Valley
These Lost Villages of Doon Valley, often referred to as Ghost Villages because they no longer exist, were full of lively, larger-than-life characters.
For those who actually lived in the Lost Villages it will bring memories flooding back as they journey down memory lane reliving happy and sad times of yesteryear.
www.maybole.org /history/Books/patna/yesterday.htm   (597 words)

 A photo tour and history of 22 South Yorkshire towns and villages
A photo tour and history of 22 South Yorkshire towns and villages
a cluster of over 20 small towns and villages east of Sheffield, south of Rotherham, and west of Worksop\Bassetlaw, mostly in South Yorkshire but also in north Derbyshire\Notts.
Browse photos and articles of the villages as they are in 2006 and in past times
www.j31.co.uk   (160 words)

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