Founder of Beazer, was born in 1854 near Chimney Rock, Nebraska, U.S.A. He married Ellen Burton and lived in Kaysville, Utah until 1890 when he and his family came to Canada to settle the land.
In searching for a homestead, Mark E. rode along the high ridge north west of here and near that spot (where a marker has been erected), he looked through the beautiful green valley and chose this land for his future inheritance, selecting land directly south of this marker as his homestead.
100 years later, at the Mark E. Beazer family Centennial reunion, June 1990, his descendants gathered to commemorate the event and to erect this marker in his honor.
Donated by Jennie MacKenzie, daughter of Mark E. Beazer
Ghost Towns of Southern Alberta
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