Posts Tagged ‘Lone Fir Cemetery

16
Nov
17

what’s your testament while alive?

“How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.” William Shakespeare

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MacLeay Mausoleum in Lone Fir Cemetery, Portland, Oregon

05
Feb
17

Brrrr….

Winter seems to be holding on here in Portland (Oregon). Not harsh by other standards by far, but still for here it is a bit colder than usual. Another bout possible tonight or will we dodge it?

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An old mausoleum in the Lone Fir Cemetery in SE Portland this week.

04
Feb
17

Testament to you…

“Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.” Shannon L. Alder

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Jul
16

a mausoleum…

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12
Nov
12

Cemetery History & The Forgottens

Interesting History of Chinese & ‘Insane Asylum’ Unmarked Graves

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Not a very exciting photo, this SW corner on the Lone Fir Cemetery. A hundred and some years ago, deceased Chinese residents were boated across the Willamette River and then carted up to this spot and buried in unmarked graves. Some records, few records were kept. Also, a nearby mental hospital disposed of some deceased ‘insane’ at this spot in unmarked graves. Years later, knowingly or unknowingly (seriously?) a two story building was built by Multnomah County atop this entire space. Some ten years ago, it was torn down. There was a rush to remove the remains before grave robbers raided the remains. At that time, I recall positioning security officers at this site over night to protect the graves. Now a garden like monument is in the offering to ‘honor’ the notorious spot/plots.

10
Oct
12

Portland Beer Brewing History

You may or may not know that Portland fancies itself quite the micro brew epicenter in the U.S. And, rightfully so. I prefer a regular Lager beer, ice cold, but there are so many beer themes available in this town.

So, I came across a little beer making history for Portland while checking out the Lone Fir Cemetery the other day. I came upon a fenced off mausoleum with apparent damage and saw a sign explaining the site.

 




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