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Jesuit Missionaries Cross

Happy Friday everyone, tough to believe it’s the halfway point of July already…

Today’s photo dates to September 19, 1927, and the caption on the back reads:

    Sandwich, Ontario
    Site where first settlers landed

Interestingly the cross is still there, but the date was corrected somewhere along the way…

As you can see here in the 1927 photo, the outside ring reads:

    The original cross was erected in 1728 by the Jesuit Missionaries

The cross today bears a revised date of 1748.

The inscription on the base reads as follows:

    Was re-enacted at the Old Boys Reunion Aug 1909.
    This permanent cross was erected by the Border Cities Old Boys in Aug 1922

I wonder who was responsible for and when date change occurred?

Have a good weekend everyone, see you back here Monday.

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