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Death’s Garden: Jacksonville Cemetery

by Stacey Graham Jacksonville, Oregon was a dirty little rut. Miners swarmed the hills looking for gold hidden in creekbeds and left it destitute of honor, beauty, and respectability. Once gold was pulled from Rich Gulch in 1851, Jacksonville blossomed, … Continue reading

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Not the book Lone Fir deserves

Lone Fir: The Cemetery — A Guide and History by Johan Mathiesen My rating: 1 of 5 stars This may be the worst cemetery book I’ve ever read, which is saying something because I’ve read a lot. It’s even worse … Continue reading

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Oregon Cemetery Overview

Mad as the Mist and Snow: Exploring Oregon Through Its Cemeteries by Johan Mathiesen My rating: 3 of 5 stars I was looking for a book about the cemeteries of Oregon in advance of last weekend’s trip. This is a … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #136: Lone Fir Cemetery

Lone Fir Cemetery SE 26th Avenue and Stark Street Portland, Oregon 97214 Telephone: (503) 224-9200 Established: 1846 Formally dedicated: 1855 Size: 30.5 acres Number of interments: 25,000 (at least) Portland’s lovely Lone Fir Cemetery began in 1846 with the burial … Continue reading

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