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(Scenic photo D8C_2541)




The Dalles map

About the photo
A cherub perches on the top of a 1900 monument in St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery in the western part of the The Dalles. The site features numerous impressive monuments. (Scenic photo D8C_2541)


About the cemetery

St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery

Wasco County
Established 1848
ca. 1,872 burials


One of the earlier graves here bears the name of Henry Deadmond (1841-1865). Convicted of the robbery and murder of George W. Meek and Cranford Isabell as they were returning from the Canyon City mines, Deadmond became the first person legally executed in Wasco County. Despite testimony from his father, who traveled from Lane County to be a witness, Henry was duly hung on February 17, 1865.