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History of OBBG

From the Papers of the National Register of Historic Places
Courtesy of John Hardy & Melinde Lutz

Hope you enjoyed reading the impressive work presented by John and Melinde to achieve the National Register of Historic Places (NHR) recognition for Old Bradford Burial Grounds (OBBG) in Part 1 of the History of OBBG included in the last Tenney Times. As mentioned in Part 1, our intent is to inform members of the importance and historical significance of OBBG. The complete history is 13 pages in length. The Site Map referenced can be found at John’s website www.bradfordburialground.com. Additional sections will appear in upcoming issues of the Tenney Times.

The Friends of OBBG (FOBBG), in celebration of OBBG receiving National Historic Place Recognition, have scheduled a NHR Plaque placement ceremony on Saturday, May 7th, 2016 at 2:00 PM with celebratory guest speeches and refreshments. Please plan to join us! RSVP to barrontenney1948@comcast.net by April 20th, 2016. See you there!

Below is Part 2 of the “series”. It is our sincere hope that you enjoy reading more about the OBBG and its historical significance, that you learn more about the TFA’s interest in OBBG, that you are be inspired by John & Melinde’s achievement, that you understand the significance of NHR, that you try making a trip to OBBG to walk it’s grounds, that you join the FOBBG volunteers cleaning up the grounds or, if a visit is not feasible, that you will open your checkbook and give generously to our continued support of this wonderful cemetery. Enjoy!! – your Interim Editor

Can You Help?

Received another photo (remember the photos in Fall TT) – we’re still working on identifying those photos and still need help! Anyone? We have been advised the family resided Montana & South Dakota, migrating west to Colorado & California – This new photo does not offer many clues, but it is believed that the woman on the far right is Ethel Tenney Willson – with only the name to go on, haven’t been able to locate her in the database. If you can help identify these people in the photos – please contact genealogist@tenneyfamily.org !

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