Knowing the Marmoraton Mine would close one day, Reeve Shannon, in 1972, saw tourism as the economic hope of the village. His council purchased the land that would become the Memorial Park, and dreamed of a beautiful tourist destination. While he had such a progressive idea, he never saw the final result. It was the Lions Club, years later, that made the beautiful park we have today..........and the swans arrived naturally.
Feb 9, 2010 Voice: The late Bob Gapes