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(Scenic photo D7K_3456)

 

 

 

Fort Rock map

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Fort Rock Cemetery sits in the shadow of Fort Rock, a significant geological and archaeological site. The volcanic tuff ring stands about 200 feet above the surrounding ice age lake bed. (Scenic photo D7K_3456)

 

About the cemetery

Fort Rock Cemetery

Lake County
Established 1909
ca. 118 burials

 

Joel Palmer Geer (1855-1914) rests in this cemetery. Geer, who was named after his father’s friend and Indian agent, Joel Palmer, lived a diverse life. He was a prominent Marion County hops grower and served in the Oregon Legislature. He followed the lure of the Alaska gold rush and developed transportation there. Geer later returned to Oregon to take up cattle ranching in the eastern part of the state.

 

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