Established in 1855, this is one of the oldest bone orchards in Portland. It's located right on Morrison Street, so there ... More
Lone Fir Pioneer Cemetery
Established in 1855, this is one of the oldest bone orchards in Portland. It's located right on Morrison Street, so there is some traffic noise, but it still manages to be a tranquil place in the city. Graveyard fans will find many interesting markers here, obelisks, a creepy Gothic crypt, and a memorial to the Grand Army of the Republic with Abraham Lincoln's face on it. The cemetery is popular with noisy crows that hop between the markers.
I like the ambience of this Pioneer cemetery set in an older Portland neighborhood , which through the work of Metro, Friends of Lone Fir and other groups has brought back a decaying graveyard to one that reflects the history of Portland and the rest of the country with pride. I belong to the Civil War Round Table at PSU and was first drawn to the cemetery on Memorial Day 2006 where tours were being given and Boy scouts and CWRT members were placing flags on the graves of the veterans of all of America's Wars buried here. In addition to a large number of Civil War veterans from both sides, there is a grave of a veteran from the war of 1812, veterans from World Wars I and II and more. The cemetery is still being used, and families come to visit on Memorial and Veteran's days. There are special monthly guided tours given by the Friends of Lone Fir to point out the the graves of Portland's founding fathers and Oregon governors, a special Midsummer Night's program and a special Holloween Night Celebration. This year a new flagpole is being dedicated nest to the Soldier's Memorial in the center of the cemetery with a color guard playing "Taps" during the Veterans Day ceremony, and reenactors wearing uniforms from the various wars fought by Americans. A must-see for tourists, especially in the summer.
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