Monday, April 30, 2012

Z is for Zoar


Zoar


Located in Labrador, the Inuit community of Zoar, was founded in the mid-1800s by missionaries of the Moravian church, a German Protestant denomination. By 1894 the community had been abandoned, with little more than a graveyard to mark its existence.

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  1. Congrats on a great month of AtoZ - and so many places I'd never heard of! I'm looking forward to next year, too - but not sure if I'll be able to con Puppy into posing ever again ;-)

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    1. Puppy made me smile every time I visited you :)

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  2. I was wondering if you would have a town for Z. Great job. I've enjoyed the tour.

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  3. Fascinating!!!! Are there many people who live in Labrador full time?

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    1. it would be nice, but I doubt it will

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  5. Zoar kind of sounds creepy, it's amazing to read about the rise and fall of a place like Zoar, you've done great all challenge as well Bay Girl, congratulations on finally completing it.

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  6. Creepy indeed! Poor guys. I want to learn more and see what was wrong with Strong and why he massacred those people. ;(


    Elizabeth
    A to Z co-host

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    1. there are too many abandoned communities Newfoundland and Labrador - resettlement

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  8. Congratulations, Baygirl! You did great. Thanks for the education.

    xoRobyn

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  9. How have I never heard of this place?

    Congrats on finishing the challenge!

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    1. it was in the news a little while back, but it was a small story

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  10. I guess it's fitting that the town had a "z" name. Good job and way to stick with the challenge for the entire month!

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