north powder cemetery
Despite the fact that you may have never heard of it, North Powder is a venerable community by Oregon standards. It was named for the river, which in turn was mentioned by Peter Ogden in his journals, and which was from the Chinook jargon on account of the powdery dust alongside the river. Lewis and Clark mention the river in their journals, as well, though under its native name. It’s a still active and well-run cemetery of several acres which dogleg to the left towards the rear. It’s collection of new material is good, if limited, but it excels in older stones, including a couple of unusual Woodman of the World markers.

Directions:

On the west side of Hwy. 237 just as it enters North Powder from the north.
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