Sunday, July 19, 2009
Day 200 > Old Duck Creek Cemetery
The old Duck Creek Cemetery just outside of the City of Green Bay is said to have begun as an Indian burial ground before becoming a Catholic Cemetery in the mid-1800s. Later, nearby St. John The Baptiste Church was destroyed by fire, likely with all it's records, and as time passed the cemetery became neglected and fell into ruin. The remaining headstones were eventually gathered up and used to create a single monument at the center of the grounds which today is ringed by colorful perennial gardens.