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Loyalist Burial Grounds Fountain, Saint John, New Brunswick

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The Loyalist Burial Grounds in Saint John was established shortly after the landing of the United Empire Loyalists in 1783. After its closure as a cemetery in 1848 the site became a memorial garden with tree lined walkways and flower beds. But time and neglect turned the grounds into a state of disrepair.

In 1994 the Irving family that has two large building overlooking the park went about to restore the park as a gift to the people of Saint John. They commissioned and carried out a refurbishing of the entire site, including the construction of brick and granite walkways, benches, specially cast memorial gates, railings and light columns. Hundreds of trees and thousands of flowers and shrubs were planted and the magnificent Beaver Fountain was created.

The Canadian Beaver, a prominent motif found throughout the site. The beaver is also on the City of Saint John coat of arms chosen in 1785. The beaver has come to symbolize the spirit of hard work and innovation.

Bronze Beaver centerpiece   As its centerpiece, the fountain features four bronze beavers building their lodge. The beavers are the work of world-renowned British sculptor Michael Rizzello, O.B.E. (Order of the British Empire). The wall of the fountain is made of dark granite from Quebec. The wall surrounding the fountain is granite quarried at Hampstead and cut in Sussex.

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