River Driver Memorial Clean up

River Driver Memorial Clean up


Council: 680 - MILLINOCKET

Project Description:

The River Driver Memorial is an ongoing project to maintain, preserve, and upgrade the final resting place of two men who perished in the early days of using the river to bring logs to the sawmills. This memorial, on the Rice Farm Road in Millinocket, had fallen in disrepair because of neglect until 2013 when the Knights of Council 680 decided to assume responsibility to upgrade and preserve this memorial. In the last 8 years, members, cut trees, branches, and other debris to clear the site, killed weeds and planted ground cover to enhance the site, placed a memorial stone with the names of the two loggers who were laid to rest there, and repaired and upgraded the crosses that were placed there many years ago. On June 19th, we cut more debris and continued to upgrade the road leading to the boat landing and the Memorial. We hope to continue providing upgrades to the site with the intention of making this a must see for the citizens of Millinocket and its many visitors for many years to come.

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