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Nes / Graftarnes (Grave Point) Burial Site, Bifrost RM , MB

Community: near Riverton
Township: RL E-23-04 E
Locality: Bifrost RM
Municipality: Interlake Region
Province: MB
GPS: 51.004879,-96.987294

All graves are unmarked, but the site is marked with a sign and an angel. The site is best accessed with permission from the farmer whose lands surround it.

From Icelandic River Heritage Sites: "Nes is the resting place of some 30-40 Icelandic pioneer men, women, and children - including 19 who died during the smallpox epidemice of 1876-77. Also the site of numerous aboriginal graves." In use 1876-1880.

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  • George E. Fedyck
  • Icelandic River Heritage Sites


    Photos courtesy of Gillian Maxwell [2017]

  • This index represents ALL visible headstones still in existence at the time this cemetery was visited

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