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(Scenic photo D7K_0797)

 

 

 

Old Oregon Trail Cemetery map

About the photo
An overgrown yellow rose bush surrounds a grave marker at the Old Oregon Trail Cemetery. The site is on a hillside overlooking the small eastern Oregon town of Huntington. (Scenic photo D7K_0797)

 

About the cemetery

Old Oregon Trail Cemetery

Baker County
Established ca. 1890
ca. 201 burials

 

The substantial monument shown above marks the grave of Samuel Chatham (1845-1901). But the 1900 federal census lists him as living with his family in far off Multnomah County. None of his family appear to be in this cemetery, leaving an unresolved mystery of why he is buried here. Cemeteries are full of questions, some of which can be answered by careful records searches, while others are lost to time.

 

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