Item 79 - Oasis in the Centre, Wilmot Twp.

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CA MAO Hist.Mss.1-117-6-79

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Oasis in the Centre, Wilmot Twp.

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  • 2001 (Creation)

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(1930-2013)

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Amish and Mennonite genealogist, mission worker, local historian

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Photograph donated by Lorraine Roth

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Photo is a close up view of a plaque, which reads "Oasis in the Centre This millenium project commemorates the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Township of Wilmot. It was officially opened by the people of Wilmot Township on Sunday October 1, 2000. This sitting wall, built with fieldstones contributed by Wilmot Township families, marks the site of the original 1850 Township Hall. "Leap of Faith", the bronze statue by Wilmot Twonship resident, Ruth Abernathy, portrays two young people about to leap from the stone archway. They face the future with confidence, courage and spirit - as did those who came before. The inlaid map of Wilmot Township shows the early settlements and encourages you to orient yourself both literally and figuratively in the past, present and future. This plot of land was deeded by the Crown to Peter S. Gingerich in 1836. The Oasis pays tribute to our cultural and natural heritage. It represents the spirit of community involvement of many generations of Wilmot Township residents."

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Photograph attributed to Lorraine Roth

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Price: $5.00
Megapixels: 2.1
Resolution: 1168x1763

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