Tower braves another hard winter

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 15 February 2014 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

ALBION – I don’t think I had been back to see Mount Albion Tower in a deep snow before so I decided to go on that adventure today.

There are a lot of photos of the 68-foot-high tower during the fall with all the colorful foliage. But there aren’t too many in the dead of winter.

When I got back there today, around 5:45 p.m., a couple teen-agers were working their way down the hill leading to the tower.

The path that leads to the tower at Mount Albion Cemetery.

I ventured up the incline, which took a lot of effort to fight through the snow. It was worth the trip. The tower still looks strong, even in its 138th year.

It was built in 1876 as a memorial to the 463 residents from Orleans County killed in the Civil War.

I also stopped by the Civil War section which is near Route 31 on the west side of the cemetery.