When I first started my blog on August 15, 2010 I did a little post on
Kings Landing Historical Settlement. I also did 2 other posts after that.
At that time I only had a few followers and I don't think many saw these posts
and the beautiful scenery of this historic village.
So, I thought I'd re-post with some different pictures of Kings Landing Historical Settlement
for you to enjoy. Kings Landing was formed in the 1960's when the Provincial
government decided to build a hydro powered dam across the St. John River
at Mactaquac. This resulted in a large headpond or lake to be formed for 100 km.
up to Woodstock. The homes and buildings in the village were rescued from along
the river before the flood waters filled up the basin. You can read all about Kings
Landing and it's history at http://www.kingslanding.nb.ca/
Here are some photos from last summer.
A collage of some of the homes. The large white one is the Hagerman house and the
upper left one is the back of the house. In the 1800's some homes were only painted
on the front for 'appearances'.
If you are tired you can catch a ride in a sloven wagon.
This is the view from the dam's bridge looking towards the river with the grist mill on the right.
The workings inside the mill are from the Jewett's Mill which used to be near Mactaquac in
a community of the same name. It is one of the many communities that was 'flooded' after
the dam was built and is known as "The Vanished Village".
The Hagerman kitchen pantry.
Mrs. Hagerman cooking soup on the wood stove.
It smelled so good.
Some of the 'visiting cousin' - a program where children can spend a week there
living and learning the ways of the 1800's.
the Joslin farm
The church and the Perley House.
This is in the Kings Head Inn where you can have a lovely lunch.
This blanket was woven on site. I love the pattern and colours.
This is probably one of the most recognizable scenes of Kings Landing ~ the saw mill.
The Ingraham house and gardens.
If you are ever visiting in New Brunswick, Kings Landing is a must see.
The costumed staff play the part of the original home's dwellers and love
to tell the history of the houses and the people who lived in them.
Go to the website for more information and history.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend. It's supposed to be sunny and
in the high 80's (28C) here. My kind of weather!